Subject: Xnews, possible to block domains?
The Usenet Improvement Project has a page showing how to block the
googlegroups domain in Xnews. So yes, it appears possible to block
domains in Xnews.
alt.comp.os.windows-10 has had an infusion of tremendous amounts of spam
coming from the domain "netfront.net".
In Thunderbird, I've tried to delete or move anything from that domain
by customizing a message filter (Injection-Info), but I can't get it to
work properly. It seems to only work on new messages, not on the
thousands that have been posted before I made this filter. I've given
up on being able to get the filter working in Thunderbird.
Try it with a filter on Message-ID instead of Injection-Info.
"Injection-Info:" is not an overview header, which means the server
does not normally provide this header field when headers are downloaded.
If one has a filter on "Injection-Info:" when downloading headers,
Thunderbird can take an extra step to *also* download the "Injection-Info:"
header for the filter to use. But the "Injection-Info:" header is not
saved and will not be available for offline filtering.
Is there a way to do the above in Xnews? To block or move (to trash)?
See the Usenet Improvement Project's example for Xnews.
That example is for blocking the googlegroups domain. Modify the
example for the domain you wish to block.