Re: need a newsreader with decent filtering
s. keeling wrote, On 2006-09-25 01:02:
Arthur Marsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Hi, I've given up on Thunderbird for newsreading (ISP's news server,
news.mozilla.org and news.gmane.org for things like Debian lists) given
that it won't support filtering on newsgroup cross-posts any time soon, but
have had trouble finding an alternative.
slrn? You'll still see multi-posts though (identical posts to
separate froups). It's character based (like mutt), can be used with
GnuPG, has hooks for scoring, handles multiple servers easily, threads
well, & etc.
I'm giving leafnode a try-out. It has at least cut out the spam in
Debian-user (already flagged when reading via news.gmane.org by the
cross-post to gmane.spam.detected) by use of a 2 line filter. I set it
to check for news every 5 minutes, and set thunderbird also to check for
news every 5 minutes, so that there is minimal inbound propagation delay.
I wish that all newsreaders that handled multiple servers had the
multi-server support stated explicitly in their Debian package
descriptions, and those that only supported a single news-server also
stated that fact explicitly.