How about killing threads/subthreads started by trolls? That's what I
was doing on another group, where there was an active troll who
impersonated real posters. A lot of people were responding to the troll
without knowing it and I was getting tired of dealing with those posts.
Thanks for the responses. Sorry if I caused strife between individuals
that were on a list that was posted, I never considered personal
arguments before I asked. I guess I should have asked for email instead
of posting in the clear.
I personally don't reveal my list in public, reasoning being, the trolls
will only get louder if they see their name. I should have considered
that so no one got hurt feelings.
Oh well. When I finish my list for this NG I will post it. It will
only have trolls, not any individuals that I plonked for personal
Thanks again for the responses.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin
I find that I need to remove things from my score file though, otherwise
it would get really big over the years and could slow things down.
Of the Windows newsreaders, I know Agent can expire kill filters. I
don't remember if T-bird can do it or not.
I'm not sure why you would filter based on these. For instance, doing
"from contains: comcast.net" also kills nospam.comcast.net and
comcast.net.invalid and similar things.
I don't remember seeing these very often. Are they really necessary?
Some of these are too specific IMO.
That wouldn't get any of Keith's posts if he changed it up a bit and did
I also like to set some filters to expire after a period of time. I'm
not sure you can do that with Tbird.
You can do this in some cases by filtering on the references header, if
the spammer's message ID's contain something unique. You don't need to
download the article body to do that.
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