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SPAM in the Newsgroup

TONYJEFFS tonyjeffs at aol.com
Sun Jul 6 17:21:18 EST 1997

In article <5p4mcq$pj1 at dfw-ixnews7.ix.netcom.com>, dgdelage at ix.netcom.com
(David G. Delage) writes:

>One way to deal with it is to go to a moderated format, that's for
>sure.  Another way is to find out who sent the spam, and email the
>postmaster for that domain stating that this individual is disrupting
>the group.  All but the most cunning of the spammers can be easily
>tracked down by the information given in the post, so it is not
>difficult to find the culprit.

I'm only an occasional visitor here, so I don't feel qualified to comment
on the needs of bionet.audiology specifically, but as an issue which is
important to all newgroups, I like David's idea above. Certainly I think
it is appropriate to the larger general public interest groups at any
rate, where easy access is important.  Once one 'spammer' has been
demolished in this way, and the ins and outs of the process are better
undestood, it should become easier to  address the rest of them. And then
perhaps we could send a unique 'positive spam posting' explaining to other
newsgroups how to eradicate this nuisance from the net.

Some of the latest spams are quite appalling, and I agree, it is about
time for action. 

 If anyone could give me an idea how to go about the procedure described
above, I'd like to contribute to the effort.

A thing that puzzles me; somebody somewhere must still be buying that
"Earn $5000 in two weeks" line. I wonder who it is!!


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