spam in bionet newsgroups

taguebw at taguebw at
Mon Jul 7 08:51:24 EST 1997

In article <18B02551AF at>, JFRUGOLI at BIO.TAMU.EDU ("Julia
Frugoli") wrote:

> Megan Brown
> mbrown at wrote:
> I have heard recently that there are programs called cancelbots that
> automatically remove spam before postings to newsgroups.


> From a posting by the founder of another newsgroup I'm on, I know the 
> bionet administration is looking into getting these programs, so the 
> spamming may end soon.  All of the newsgroups are under siege.
> Julia Frugoli
> Dartmouth College

The Plant education newsgroup voted to moderate. In the message concerning
the vote it was indicated that the BIOSCI administrators are trying to
test a system ot filter spam electronically so there would be no need to
moderate. It will apparently be a few week in testing....

My 2 electrons,

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