Re: Another newsgroup gone - may they rest in peace.

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:44:07 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:09:50 -0700, linehanp wrote:

> I first hit the internet in around 1996 and newsgroups were great.
> Newsreader software made reading them a pleasure and the signal to noise
> was reasonably good.
> Now they're all (the Oracle ones and another I used to visit -
> full of spam and the browser interface was a giant
> step backwards.
> Ah well, at least we have stackexchange (unfortunately browser based,
> but with Javascript, it's not too bad).
> This is my last visit to*

I use pan newsreader with filtering. It kills 99.9% of spam on this group. It took me some time, but I don't see any spam any more. Using browser or inferior news readers like Outlook or Thunderbird is definitely a wrong thing to do.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Sun Aug 24 2014 - 18:44:07 CEST

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