Kill the SPAMs!

Cornelius Krasel krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
Mon Sep 22 04:18:15 EST 1997


Richard H. Miller (rick at crick.ssctr.bcm.tmc.edu) wrote:
> And as I follow up my own posting; another reason (and more likely) is that
> the gateway address for bionet.general is in many of the harvested address
> lists. (If you actually read some of the spam, you soon realize that most of
> the spam is actually unsolicited commercial email (or UCE) which was sent
> to the email address and posted to the newsgroup.)

If that is indeed the case, it would be most easy to implement a spam
filter. I use the filter software of the elm package, and it filters
out approximately 90% of the total spam I get. This would be a great
relief for all bionet.* newsgroups.

--Cornelius.

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