Run NewsProxy (Nfilter) instead of setting up rules in OE. Lots of support
here on the Wreck if you need it. For example, you can obtain a copy of my
tried-and-true filters by sending email to filterinfo /at/ milmac /dot/ com .
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
I have one message rule that deletes messages with objectionable words in
the subject line. There are only about 7 words (Carlin-esque) to look for -
and it seems to be doing a great job!
All (if, not almost all) of the objectionable posts are deleted as soon as I
Not really. I set up rules a long time ago and have found them to be VERY
effective. The first I call my "Moron" rule and anyone who displeases me gets
deposited there. The second one is my "Subject" rule which has a judicious
number of rude words listed. Since these rules are applied universally, I'm not
bothered in any newsgroup.
Do people think the wreck is the only place these miscreants post? Set up the
rules and you're good to go almost forever. You can always add the occasional
name or word as needed to keep them up to date.
As I posted in another thread -- send mail to my autoresponder at filterinfo
/at/ milmac /dot/ com and it will reply promptly with my current filter file,
which gets updated every time one of these posts gets through my filters (not
very often any more).
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Doug, is this filter file useful only with something like nfilter? Or can I
use it just to get a list of words for rules in Outlook Express?
Joey - I say give it a shot. I underestimated OE... thought it just wouldn't
have enough flexibility in the rules. But, I finally took a few minutes to
set up a news rule, added 6 words for it to look for in the "From" field,
and set it to delete. That alone seems to take out all the crap that's
flooded rec.woodworking in the last few days.
I'm sure I'll be adding more, but adding a word to the existing rule is 8
clicks and about 20 seconds.
It's an nfilter filter-file. But you can certainly use it as a word-list for
OE, if it helps. Most of the stuff I'm filtering is on specific senders in the
From: header (which I know you can use in OE) or on domains in the Message-ID:
header (I don't know if you can filter on that in OE). The Subject: filters
for the most part use regular expressions to weed out the garbage. I'm not
sure if that will help you or not. But give it a try.
For a copy of my TrollFilter for NewsProxy/Nfilter,
email me at filterinfo-at-milmac-dot-com
Nope, says a lot more about *political correctness" and CYA from the
lawyers. About all you can do is say you don't like that kind of language.
You can't punish the little twits, and they know it, as much as some of them
deserve it. I work(volunteer) with my best friend, who teaches 2-3-4th grade
spec. ed. for kids with emotional problems, from ADD, ADHD, bi-polar, to
abuse(all kinds). These are kids who have been "in the system" virtually all
their lives, and they have their *rights* down pat.
Better get off the soapbox.
Those who know the least will always know it the loudest.
Reminds me of a friend of mine. He chased and caught a teenage
pickpocket. The kid was refusing to hand over the wallet and
said "You can't hurt me, I'm a juvenile" or something like that.
My friend replied "I can kill you - I'll be in jail, but you'll
be dead. Is that a fair trade?".
He got his wallet back :-).
In general I agree, however the last idjit seems to have been
effectively shut down by a couple of people taking the time to track
his IP addy and complain.
So while not responding to the posts is certainly wise, doing nothing
may not be the best approach.
Oh, I don't know. It occurred to me that if the postmasater and
webmaster at MIT don't much care or if the FCC doesn't have a
jurisdiction that the peole in charge might be annoyed about it. I went
over to the MIT site and found the Presidential search committee link,
furnished them with some samples and told them that their postmaster and
webmaster weren't doing anything about it. I suggested that they get a
president that will. At the least it should upset them at the people
who should be taking care of it. It's aadvertising it in a different
place, that's all.
Dave in Fairfax
reply-to doesn't work
daveldr at att dot net
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 18:00:38 -0600, Dave Balderstone
That's fine, but that's a lot different than "I'm leaving" posts and
"Why, oh why are we being spammed" whining.
It won't stop a lot of international spammers whose ISPs don't have
any sort of rules against it, but against people on AOL, etc. sure,
you can get them shut down, they'll just come back. That's how these
people get their jollies.
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