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Usenet providers with good spam filters

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:04 am
by style-sheets
Hi,

After doing some research, I (finally!) found a usenet provider (individual.net) that does have a decent spam filter by default (cleanfeed, if I'm not mistaken)

I compared the content of several newsgroups with another, *big* industry player to detect filtered messages, and came to the conclusion that cleanfeed is actually *very* effective.

The problem is: individual.net's retention is very poor (for my taste), only 300 days or so.

My question is: is there any other usenet provider that do offer decent spam filter *and* offer good retention? (I'm only interested in text-based newsgroups, I don't care about binary), let's say at least 1000+ days

I googled a lot, read the so-called usenet-review websites (filled with affiliate links) but couldn't find any.

Thanks in advance!

PS. Yes I'm well aware that I can use killfiles / filters, etc...for reasons beyond this post, I'm looking for a usenet provider that offers such "protection" at their level.

Re: Usenet providers with good spam filters

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:15 pm
by ejonesss
My question is: is there any other usenet provider that do offer decent spam filter *and* offer good retention? (I'm only interested in text-based newsgroups, I don't care about binary), let's say at least 1000+ days


since you say you only want text if you have an extra computer or can get one and a very large drive say 1tb you can be your own newsserver.

there is software that will turn a pc into a newsserver.

since it is text only (no binaries) you should be able to set the retention to as long as you want.

you will have to configure it to not download binaries.

then you can log into your own newsserver and get what you want.

the legal/moral part/tos violation

filters are not perfect so some spam will make it through.

it usually requires a complaint to get stuff taken off the server so you can get some highly illegal stuff like child porn and even though individual.net responds to the report and removes the content you will have already download and due to the highly illegal nature of child porn for example i am not sure if you can be busted for possession despite that you blindly catched all.

also you may need commercial access to be able to run your own server.