SPAM blocking

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by hammond, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. hammond

    hammond Guest

    Sorry I know it's off topic but I don't know how to block it or
    delete.

    I'm using Outlook Express with newsdemon or googlegroups

    I'm open to suggestions

    Stephen
    hammond, Oct 19, 2009
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  2. hammond

    Adrian C Guest

    hammond wrote:
    > Sorry I know it's off topic but I don't know how to block it or
    > delete.
    >
    > I'm using Outlook Express with newsdemon


    http://www.sitedeveloper.ws/tutorials/spam.htm#outlookexpress

    or googlegroups

    No hope there, I'm afraid. Google still make income on spammer posts so
    are not keen to block them.

    > I'm open to suggestions
    >
    > Stephen


    I use Thunderbird and have some filters set up to drop threads that
    match criteria such as email address and subject. You should be able to
    do much the same in Outlook Express.

    If it gets much worse, there are some news providers that will filter
    the feed for you.

    --
    Adrian C
    Adrian C, Oct 19, 2009
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  3. hammond

    Graham. Guest

    "hammond" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Sorry I know it's off topic but I don't know how to block it or
    > delete.
    >
    > I'm using Outlook Express with newsdemon or googlegroups
    >
    > I'm open to suggestions
    >
    > Stephen


    I am using Eternal -September here, with no local filtering and I am hardly seeing
    any spam in this group, although this wasn't the case a few weeks ago.
    I just took a peep at GG, and ICWYM!

    Eternal-September is free, and the server administrator is very accessible
    if you have any queries.

    --
    Graham.

    %Profound_observation%
    Graham., Oct 19, 2009
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  4. hammond

    Ivor Jones Guest

    On 19/10/09 13:43, Adrian C wrote:
    > hammond wrote:
    >> Sorry I know it's off topic but I don't know how to block it or
    >> delete.
    >>
    >> I'm using Outlook Express with newsdemon

    >
    > http://www.sitedeveloper.ws/tutorials/spam.htm#outlookexpress
    >
    > or googlegroups
    >
    > No hope there, I'm afraid. Google still make income on spammer posts so
    > are not keen to block them.


    Funny that, Gmail has one of the best spam filters around. I route my
    mail via a Gmail account for precisely this reason - my spam dropped
    overnight from 150+ a day to less than a dozen.

    >> I'm open to suggestions
    >>
    >> Stephen

    >
    > I use Thunderbird and have some filters set up to drop threads that
    > match criteria such as email address and subject. You should be able to
    > do much the same in Outlook Express.
    >
    > If it gets much worse, there are some news providers that will filter
    > the feed for you.
    >


    I second the use of Thunderbird.


    Ivor
    Ivor Jones, Oct 20, 2009
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  5. On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 02:17:22 +0100, Ivor Jones ate alphabet spaghetti and
    shat out:

    > On 19/10/09 13:43, Adrian C wrote:
    >> hammond wrote:
    >>> Sorry I know it's off topic but I don't know how to block it or
    >>> delete.
    >>>
    >>> I'm using Outlook Express with newsdemon

    >>
    >> http://www.sitedeveloper.ws/tutorials/spam.htm#outlookexpress
    >>
    >> or googlegroups
    >>
    >> No hope there, I'm afraid. Google still make income on spammer posts so
    >> are not keen to block them.

    >
    > Funny that, Gmail has one of the best spam filters around. I route my
    > mail via a Gmail account for precisely this reason - my spam dropped
    > overnight from 150+ a day to less than a dozen.
    >
    >>> I'm open to suggestions
    >>>
    >>> Stephen

    >>
    >> I use Thunderbird and have some filters set up to drop threads that
    >> match criteria such as email address and subject. You should be able to
    >> do much the same in Outlook Express.
    >>
    >> If it gets much worse, there are some news providers that will filter
    >> the feed for you.
    >>
    >>

    > I second the use of Thunderbird.
    >
    >
    > Ivor


    Actually, as spam blocking goes, gmail is pretty lame. It's nothing
    special compared with anything else and I suspect it's built upon
    Postini, seeing gmail/google own it.

    What is relevant is gmail/google/postini ranges are *known* sources of
    spam. It's not uncommon to see operators of non-trivial mail servers
    restricting or blocking such ranges.




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    Spamtastic Spastic, Oct 20, 2009
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  6. hammond

    andy Guest

    On 20 Oct, 02:17, Ivor Jones <> wrote:
    > On 19/10/09 13:43, Adrian C wrote:
    >
    > > hammond wrote:
    > >> Sorry I know it's off topic but I don't know how to block it or
    > >> delete.

    >
    > >> I'm using Outlook Express with newsdemon

    >
    > >http://www.sitedeveloper.ws/tutorials/spam.htm#outlookexpress

    >
    > > or googlegroups

    >
    > > No hope there, I'm afraid. Google still make income on spammer posts so
    > > are not keen to block them.

    >
    > Funny that, Gmail has one of the best spam filters around. I route my
    > mail via a Gmail account for precisely this reason - my spam dropped
    > overnight from 150+ a day to less than a dozen.
    >


    Logged in to Google Groups, there is a report spam button

    Once I discovered it about a month ago, I started reporting. The spam
    would disappear sometimes in a day or two, or on one occasion within
    seconds (I noticed the number of threads dropping on changing pages).

    So I was hoping that the filters could be educated into recognising
    some of the common spammers ...

    But after a huge clean-up, to the point were this group had only about
    a handful or two of spam threads remaining in the last 12 months, it's
    stopped working

    Whether the system is automatic and has failed, I'm starting to doubt,
    and I'm now wondering if deletions were being done manually and
    someone has got fed up with being overworked
    andy, Oct 21, 2009
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