SPAM posts

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>

Dear friends:

Since this group opened for business, I have noticed a great increase in
SPAM posts in my e-mail. Many, though not all, come from the domain
"". I believe this is the price we pay for a "free" group,
especially since Yahoo took over Onelist. However, I am thoroughly sick
of "make a million dollars" schemes, ads for ANIMAL HOUSE clone videos,
and solicitations for laser toner cartridges from Georgia (reputed to be
a scam).

If this is a worthy topic to discuss here (it is related to the
administration of our group), I would like to have other members
thoughts on this. I am contemplating a filter which would block the
"" domain, though I wonder if it would also affect the domain
"" which our group operates. Any thoughts on this?

I might add that a filter is only a partial solution to SPAM. Most SPAM
posters frequently change their addresses and their subject lines to
sneak around any filters receivers may create. They also use false
addresses, which make direct requests to be removed impossible.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions, but since my e-mail is provided
by my employer on a state-owned machine, I am not allowed to mount any
unauthorized blocking software.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

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