You mean googlegroups, (the web interface thatlets you post USENET)
not GMAIL - which us just email.
p.s. I've been killfilling all posts from googlegroups... The threads
I want to read don't seem to be hindered. I notice in some of the
other newsgroups that some postings are filtered. These are usually
neubies posting questions.... So I see the replies.
Aaaah! I was wondering what that was all about. <sheepish grin>
I've been using gmail for years now (since beta) and never had
any problems with it, never any objections to it, little or no
spam comes with a gmail return or sender address ... at least
none that reaches my pop3 box.
firstname dot lastname at gmail fullstop com
I presume he can either filter on the IP address of the machine
that posted, which would allow him to exclude articles posted
through google groups, provided that he has a way to identify
the owner of an IP address, or the domain name of the email
address (or for that matter, any string) in the "From: " header.
So he could do either, both, or neither.
It's much more effective to killfile all posts that came through GoogleGroups.
1) Nearly all Usenet spam now is posted through GoogleGroups.
2) Many of these spam posts are tagged with email addresses that are NOT at
3) Many legitimate posters use email addresses at gmail.com but do NOT post
Thus, killfiling gmail will miss a lot of the spam, and kill a lot of posts
that aren't spam.
How to do this has been discussed extensively on a number of newsgroups,
including this one, in the last month or so.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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