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Amal
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      05-22-2009
It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?

-- Amal
 
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MadHatter7@myself.com
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      05-22-2009
On May 22, 6:47 am, Amal <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
> recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
> newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?
>
> -- Amal


We will have peace in the Middle East before Google does anything
about SPAM.

There were a number of people that were manually shutting it off (by
changing the subject line to minimize its annoyance), but the format
fascists complained too much, and Google turned off their ability to
shut it down. So long as we're all bottom-posting, all is good,
right?

 
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James Harris
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      05-22-2009
On 22 May, 17:53, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> On May 22, 6:47 am, Amal <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
> > recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
> > newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?

>
> > -- Amal

>
> We will have peace in the Middle East before Google does anything
> about SPAM.


Not so. I sent complaints to Google about the spam in
alt.os.development and it appears that they have not just removed the
sending accounts but also deleted the spam posts sent.

Maybe their responsiveness is a per-newsgroup thing. Encouraged by
their apparent response I have been reporting spams in other groups to
them for the last couple of months. I can't say I've seen any definite
response yet but I've not been checking for specific messages and ids.

Reporting spam consumes a bit of time but I presume the reason why
some groups are heavily hit with spam is that spammers have been
allowed to get away with it. They tell their friends and before you
know it the spam levels drown out the legitimate posts.

The delay was about 6 weeks for alt.os.development. It may be worth
many folks reporting spam posts for a while to see if that encourages
a faster response.

James
 
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Robert Miles
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      05-23-2009
"James Harris" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On 22 May, 17:53, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> On May 22, 6:47 am, Amal <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>> > It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
>> > recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
>> > newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?

>>
>> > -- Amal

>>
>> We will have peace in the Middle East before Google does anything
>> about SPAM.

>
> Not so. I sent complaints to Google about the spam in
> alt.os.development and it appears that they have not just removed the
> sending accounts but also deleted the spam posts sent.
>
> Maybe their responsiveness is a per-newsgroup thing. Encouraged by
> their apparent response I have been reporting spams in other groups to
> them for the last couple of months. I can't say I've seen any definite
> response yet but I've not been checking for specific messages and ids.
>
> Reporting spam consumes a bit of time but I presume the reason why
> some groups are heavily hit with spam is that spammers have been
> allowed to get away with it. They tell their friends and before you
> know it the spam levels drown out the legitimate posts.
>
> The delay was about 6 weeks for alt.os.development. It may be worth
> many folks reporting spam posts for a while to see if that encourages
> a faster response.
>
> James

..
I finally got Google Groups to do something about the spam reports I
sent them, but slowly enough that it looks like you then needed to wait a
month from the time you start reporting each post by a certain spammer
to the time you should expect any action, and you should not expect
that action to include sending any email back to you.

However, most of the spam I've seen for the last few days was not
posted through Google Groups, and is from a very active spammer
who's been able fake enough of the header lines to lie about just
where it was posted. The readnews.com site (a little upsteam from
that spammer) seems to be doing much of the work for handling
that spammer.

Robert Miles


 
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