Has Google given up the SPAM fight?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by DC, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. DC

    DC Guest

    I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    :

    <q>
    Thank you for your note. Google does not regularly monitor or censor
    postings sent to Google Groups, but we do try to prevent wide-scale spam
    and other forms of Usenet abuse. While we appreciate how annoying
    off-topic posts can be, we aren't able to pursue most complaints we
    receive about them. We've found that in most cases, it's much more
    effective for group members to express their displeasure directly to the
    spammer. You can contact the individual directly through his or her email
    address or by replying to the post within the group. For more information,
    please see our Terms and Conditions at
    http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/posting_terms.html

    Replies to this email address will not be received. If you have a general
    Google Groups question or wish to report a post that you suspect is
    illegal, please write to us at

    Regards,
    The Google Team
    </q>

    Well, the tone sure has changed from the previous autoresponder message
    that "we take abuse very seriously..." blahblahblah.

    I guess I'll just have to KF the lot of them, after all. }:O\

    --
    DC Linux RU #1000111011000111001

    Why I love Open Source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=111601
    DC, Aug 21, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. DC

    Shel-hed Guest

    On 21 Aug 2004 15:22:54 GMT, DC <> wrote in
    24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    >I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    >:
    >
    ><q>
    >Thank you for your note. Google does not regularly monitor or censor
    >postings sent to Google Groups, but we do try to prevent wide-scale spam
    >and other forms of Usenet abuse. While we appreciate how annoying
    >off-topic posts can be, we aren't able to pursue most complaints we
    >receive about them. We've found that in most cases, it's much more
    >effective for group members to express their displeasure directly to the
    >spammer. You can contact the individual directly through his or her email
    >address or by replying to the post within the group.

    <snip rest of quote>

    Ya, right. Just what usenet needs is a bunch of replies to spam posts.
    Wait! I'll just e-mail the spammer!!!

    >Well, the tone sure has changed from the previous autoresponder message
    >that "we take abuse very seriously..." blahblahblah.
    >
    >I guess I'll just have to KF the lot of them, after all. }:O\


    N-filter?
    Shel-hed, Aug 21, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. DC

    Pennywise Guest

    On 21 Aug 2004 15:22:54 GMT, DC <> wrote:

    |>I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    |>:
    |>

    <Take a hike message deleted>

    |>
    |>Well, the tone sure has changed from the previous autoresponder message
    |>that "we take abuse very seriously..." blahblahblah.

    Might be related to an article on /.
    http://tinyurl.com/5lkph
    Pennywise, Aug 21, 2004
    #3
  4. DC

    Rick Merrill Guest

    DC wrote:
    > I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    > :
    >
    > <q>
    > Thank you for your note. Google does not regularly monitor or censor
    > postings sent to Google Groups,


    Spam from email is treated differently than spam to usenet groups.
    The former can be reliably traced while the latter is regularly forged!

    email spam != usenet spam
    Rick Merrill, Aug 21, 2004
    #4
  5. DC

    DC Guest

    Shel-hed wrote:
    > On 21 Aug 2004 15:22:54 GMT, DC <> wrote in
    > 24hoursupport.helpdesk:


    >>I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    >>:


    >><q>
    >>Thank you for your note. Google does not regularly monitor or censor
    >>postings sent to Google Groups, but we do try to prevent wide-scale spam
    >>and other forms of Usenet abuse. While we appreciate how annoying
    >>off-topic posts can be, we aren't able to pursue most complaints we
    >>receive about them. We've found that in most cases, it's much more
    >>effective for group members to express their displeasure directly to the
    >>spammer. You can contact the individual directly through his or her email
    >>address or by replying to the post within the group.

    > <snip rest of quote>


    > Ya, right. Just what usenet needs is a bunch of replies to spam posts.
    > Wait! I'll just e-mail the spammer!!!



    No kidding.


    >>Well, the tone sure has changed from the previous autoresponder message
    >>that "we take abuse very seriously..." blahblahblah.


    >>I guess I'll just have to KF the lot of them, after all. }:O\


    > N-filter?


    My slrn ~/News/Score file will do.

    --
    DC Linux RU #1000111011000111001

    Why I love Open Source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=111601
    DC, Aug 21, 2004
    #5
  6. DC

    DC Guest

    Pennywise wrote:
    > On 21 Aug 2004 15:22:54 GMT, DC <> wrote:


    >|>I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    >|>:
    >|>


    ><Take a hike message deleted>


    >|>
    >|>Well, the tone sure has changed from the previous autoresponder message
    >|>that "we take abuse very seriously..." blahblahblah.


    > Might be related to an article on /.
    > http://tinyurl.com/5lkph



    Yeah, I see the "road ahead" -- they're getting so big, they don't give
    a rat's ass about their users (of groups) and the pain that they're
    laxity causes others.

    Sound familiar? ~}:O\

    --
    DC Linux RU #1000111011000111001

    Why I love Open Source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=111601
    DC, Aug 21, 2004
    #6
  7. DC

    anthonyberet Guest

    In Usenet post: UaKVc.291594$a24.138391@attbi_s03,
    Rick Merrill droned on and on and on:
    > DC wrote:
    >> I received this following a submission of an abuse report to
    >> :
    >>
    >> <q>
    >> Thank you for your note. Google does not regularly monitor or censor
    >> postings sent to Google Groups,

    >
    > Spam from email is treated differently than spam to usenet groups.
    > The former can be reliably traced while the latter is regularly
    > forged!
    >
    > email spam != usenet spam


    - On the other hand, any usenet spam originating from googlegroups could
    easily be traced by google, and the account suspended. Email spammers on the
    other hand are a constantly moving target! -did you make a typo?
    anthonyberet, Aug 22, 2004
    #7
  8. DC

    Wibble Guest

    On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 00:55:52 +0100, "anthonyberet"
    <> wrote:


    >
    >- On the other hand, any usenet spam originating from googlegroups could
    >easily be traced by google, and the account suspended. Email spammers on the
    >other hand are a constantly moving target! -did you make a typo?
    >

    So if I chain an anonymous open web proxy in Brazil from one in China
    from one in Turkey then Google will be able to tell where my posting
    came from and have my account cancelled?


    -----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =-----
    http://www.newsfeeds.com - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World!
    -----== Over 100,000 Newsgroups - 19 Different Servers! =-----
    Wibble, Aug 22, 2004
    #8
  9. DC

    anthonyberet Guest

    In Usenet post: ,
    Wibble droned on and on and on:
    > On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 00:55:52 +0100, "anthonyberet"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> - On the other hand, any usenet spam originating from googlegroups
    >> could easily be traced by google, and the account suspended. Email
    >> spammers on the other hand are a constantly moving target! -did you
    >> make a typo?
    >>

    > So if I chain an anonymous open web proxy in Brazil from one in China
    > from one in Turkey then Google will be able to tell where my posting
    > came from and have my account cancelled?
    >

    yes they will - they administer your username and password after all.
    (if you post via googlegroups which is what we are talking about).
    anthonyberet, Aug 22, 2004
    #9
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Pauline Johnson

    Google to offer free email in fight for web supremacy

    Pauline Johnson, Apr 2, 2004, in forum: Computer Support
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    335
  2. Sergeant Major Carlton Guddlelock-Mublinghotch

    FIGHT - FIGHT!!!

    Sergeant Major Carlton Guddlelock-Mublinghotch, Mar 4, 2005, in forum: Computer Support
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    497
    Ionizer
    Mar 4, 2005
  3. Sergeant Major Carlton Guddlelock-Mublinghotch

    FIGHT - FIGHT!!!

    Sergeant Major Carlton Guddlelock-Mublinghotch, Mar 4, 2005, in forum: Computer Information
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    493
    Ionizer
    Mar 4, 2005
  4. Help Fight SPAM

    , Oct 24, 2007, in forum: Computer Information
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    450
    Nelson
    Nov 5, 2007
  5. Replies:
    0
    Views:
    360
Loading...

Share This Page