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Re: [leafnode-list] Spam filtering + Wishlist

David Findlay <david_j_findlay@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> Already on my TODO list, but I'm thinking if I should drop the whole
>> delaybody stuff as I got no feedback ever since I released 2.0b8_ma8*,
>> so it looks like nobody's using it.
> Please don't. I've been using it on one of my machines here :-).

For exactly which versions of leafnode has this been working?

> Probably regex support. Currently it looks as if a lot of messages have 
> either garbage characters on the bottom, or numbers in the subject, and I'd 
> like to be able to detect this and delete the message.

Like I said, already in place.

newsgroups = *
pattern = Subject:.*\s+\d\d\d\d\d\d+\s*$
action = kill

Should nuke all articles that have a Subject ending in a number of at
least 6 digits.

> Cool. The next version of pan will support Yenc and should be out in the next 
> month.

I'm still not convinced yenc is "cool" -- before it's properly
integrated with MIME, that is. After that, only time will tell. I only
read text news, without binary attachments, yenc is not going to help
any. People who send me mail with binary attachments usually have some
mainstream Windows stuff (Outlook Express) which is not getting yenc
support in the next decade.

>> Looks like a lot added complexity for virtually no use. Maybe later.
>> Maybe not at all.
> Well it means that you can sample the contents of a group and decide if you 
> want to have it downloaded all the time. Thanks,

Sure, but it's more difficult to implement than the way it is now, and
it'd only be useful if it could track which user was reading that group,
otherwise, if some users looked at the group just to "sample", it would
be marked interesting, a false positive.

All that adds a lot of code, which is not exactly justified given that
just rm /var/spool/news/interesting.groups/this.group.is.crap is
sufficient to stop polling the "this.group.is.crap" newsgroup.

Matthias Andree

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."         Benjamin Franklin

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