Icedove, Usenet and Killfiles
Daniel James wrote:
> Hi Susan,
>> Specifically, I'd like to block all messages that are crossposted to
>> more than one newsgroup, which would restore the high signal to noise
>> ratio I've been enjoying until a bunch of crossposting loons invaded my
>> favorite newsgroup.
> I don't think Icedove/Thunderbird has that feature. At least you can
> right-click on an email address and select Create Filter from Message.
Thanks so much for looking into this. You are right, Icedove/Thunderbird
doesn't handle this, I was hoping there was some config file I could
hand edit or some add on package that I could install. But no luck.
But a bit of googling and I found a really nice stand alone Gnome based
newsreader called Pan. http://pan.rebelbase.com/
There's a Debian Etch package for it. I always get worried when I see a
lot of dependencies, as I want to keep things as close to what you guys
are developing as possible, but the only package beside pan that got
pulled in was libgmime-2.0-2. It looks like the rest of them were core
Gnome libraries, but I can't say for sure.
It really does make a difference being able to filter out all cross
posted articles, and having more advanced filtering options. Trolls have
a bad habit of using bogus email addresses which they switch all the
time. You could end up with a ton of different filters on just the "MI5
Persecution guy"! And trolls are especially attracted to groups that
stay on topic, so...
Anyway, I don't know if you'd want to add it to the set of "Internet"
packages in 64Studio, but if you have a place on your website for user
recommended packages, I'd suggest this one.
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