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Re: Spam in this group? Is that possible?

On 01/04/2018 11:19 AM, Wolf K wrote:
On 2018-01-04 12:26, The Real Bev wrote:
On 01/04/2018 06:04 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 1/3/18 9:43 PM, Desiree wrote:

I used those on email years ago before Thunderbird got a proper spam
filter that learns.  They were cumbersome and not very effective.

Why can't the spam filter for email be used on Newsgroups also?

Maybe the Junk filter works for the mailing lists.

I tried the TB junk filters for a few weeks, diligently marking and
unmarking messages as junk.  It was just as big a nuisance to check the
'Junk' folder for not-junk messages as before, but the really annoying
thing was that one friend's messages (he used the MIT email server)
consistently ended up in the junk folder.

I subsequently disabled TB's automatic junk function, but apparently I
wasn't sufficiently thorough and the friend's mail was still classified
as junk.  I just disabled everything in every account having to do with
junk.  We'll see.

I've occasionally reset TB's trainable junk filter to avoid the false
positive problem. I've found that manually created filters work best if
set for From Contains.

Definitely.  Or Subject Contains.

You can't eliminate false positives, nor false negatives.

The "people in your addressbook are NOT junk" thing doesn't work, then.

Cheers, Bev
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   be a sand shortage within ten years."       -- M. Friedman (?)
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