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Old January 18th 04, 01:48 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Can anyone explain in "easy to follow" steps how to block cross posting
N/Gs. Is it easy to block posts with more than 3 N/Gs?I am using outlook
express which I gather isn't the best.
Simple directions would be greatly appreciated as I am sick of the trolls.
Thanks
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Old January 18th 04, 02:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 14:48:20 +0000 (UTC), "PacC"
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| Can anyone explain in "easy to follow" steps how to block cross posting
| N/Gs. Is it easy to block posts with more than 3 N/Gs?I am using outlook
| express which I gather isn't the best.
| Simple directions would be greatly appreciated as I am sick of the trolls.

Nothing is easy :-(
If as you are using OE nfilter/News proxy http://www.nfilter.org/ should
work.


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Old January 18th 04, 02:24 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 14:48:20 +0000, PacC wrote:

Can anyone explain in "easy to follow" steps how to block cross posting
N/Gs. Is it easy to block posts with more than 3 N/Gs?I am using outlook
express which I gather isn't the best.
Simple directions would be greatly appreciated as I am sick of the trolls.
Thanks
C


I don't know if its possible to block cross-posting in OE. I'd recommend
you get a decent newsreader. Pan is a free newsreader that can
do do what you want. It was originally designed for Linux, but it has a
Windows version as well. Have a look at pan.rebelbase.com for some further
information.

Dennis
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Old January 18th 04, 04:47 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 15:12:51 +0000, Dave Fawthrop
wrote:

On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 14:48:20 +0000 (UTC), "PacC"
wrote:

| Can anyone explain in "easy to follow" steps how to block cross posting
| N/Gs. Is it easy to block posts with more than 3 N/Gs?I am using outlook
| express which I gather isn't the best.
| Simple directions would be greatly appreciated as I am sick of the trolls.

Nothing is easy :-(
If as you are using OE nfilter/News proxy http://www.nfilter.org/ should
work.

Dave's recommendation of newsproxy is a solution to crossposters, they
just disappear. He was the one whose recommedation I first followed
but couldnot set it up to work. I then got infomation from Ian D who
suggested the following links

For a very helpful doc. file,
http://web.archive.org/web/200210130...r.org/faq.html

and for the executable,
http://web.archive.org/web/200202080...120/np-120.exe


This is much easier to see what you are doing with it. To set it up to
get rid of all the croos posts that have been arriving in this group
for the past 48 hours or so ( I've not seen them but I know they have
been there ) just look on the edit menu and edit filters by placing
the following line at the bottom of the file.

uk.rec.caravanning drop newsgroups:*,*,*

In addition as I use Agent all I needed to do was to copy the name of
the newserver I use into the relevant place on the networks tab of the
newsproxy configuration section ( on the edit menu ) and then change
the newserver in my copy of Agent to localhost. result not one
piece of rubbish received since christmas. I see the number of headers
that are available when Agent logs in and then compare it with the
number of messages that it actually downloads and the difference is
the rubbish. I know that last night it offered me something like 350
messages of which my setup only downloaded about 50 all relevant and
all about caravans.

The following was posted in December about how to set it up to use in
OE. The relevant thread is 2Filtering using OE and newsproxy "

2.1 How do I install nfilter?
Newer versions of nfilter (now called NewsProxy) are self-installing using
InstallShield. Just download the installation file from the web page and run
the application. It will take care of the rest of the process for you.

After installation, you need to do some configuration of nfilter.

For most purposes, the only information you need to change in the
configuration file is the "NewsServer" entry. Set this to the name of the
news server you normally read news from.

See 2.5 for more information on configuring.

2.2 How do I run it?
If you selected the defaults while installing nfilter, then a short cut has
automatically been created from your start menu. Click "start", select
"programs", then "Newsproxy" and then click the newsproxy icon. Before you
use NewsProxy you should confired the name of your news server in the
configuration/network panel. The fields are as follows:

server - The news server to connect to (eg. news.foo.com)

port - This optional field specifies what port to connect to on the remote
server. By default this is the nntp port (119).

listen port - This optional field specified which local port to listen to.
The default is nntp (119), but if you wish to run multiple proxies (eg. for
multiple news servers), you should set each one to listen to a different
local port.

I needed to do no more than the above for it to work ..

Setting up Outlook Express 6

Assuming you are using news.individual.net as your newsserver ..

Right click on news.individual.net, select 'properties', select 'Server'
tab, enter Server Name as 'localhost', instead of news.individual.net, but
keep 'log on' checked and the Account name and Password as they are for the
standard news server name.

Select 'Connection' tab, Add, 'Dial up to private network', General tab host
name needs to be '127.0.0.1', and check 'Dial another Connection First',
which is changed or kept to an existing Internet Account ..

I found no need to change any other OE settings ..



my thanks again to Dave Fawthrop for suggesting newsproxy in the first
place and to Ian D for giving me a slightly different slant.


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Old January 18th 04, 10:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Des
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Could it have been Dennis Freshwater who typed:

|| On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 14:48:20 +0000, PacC wrote:
||
||| Can anyone explain in "easy to follow" steps how to block cross
||| posting N/Gs. Is it easy to block posts with more than 3 N/Gs?I am
||| using outlook express which I gather isn't the best.
||| Simple directions would be greatly appreciated as I am sick of the
||| trolls. Thanks
||| C
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|| I don't know if its possible to block cross-posting in OE. I'd
|| recommend you get a decent newsreader. Pan is a free newsreader that
|| can do do what you want. It was originally designed for Linux, but
|| it has a Windows version as well. Have a look at pan.rebelbase.com
|| for some further information.

I use newsproxy with OE , it works well, in fact,it works so well, I have to
look every so often at the number of posts that have been chopped, just to
prove it's working!

If you read Bills post above his explanation is spot on.


Des




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Old January 19th 04, 08:48 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stuart Bell
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Dennis Freshwater wrote:

On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 14:48:20 +0000, PacC wrote:

Can anyone explain in "easy to follow" steps how to block cross posting
N/Gs. Is it easy to block posts with more than 3 N/Gs?I am using outlook
express which I gather isn't the best.
Simple directions would be greatly appreciated as I am sick of the trolls.
Thanks
C


I don't know if its possible to block cross-posting in OE. I'd recommend
you get a decent newsreader. Pan is a free newsreader that can
do do what you want. It was originally designed for Linux, but it has a
Windows version as well. Have a look at pan.rebelbase.com for some further
information.

But even a newsreader that can't trash cross-posted postings per se may
be able to check for, for example, 'alt' or 'local' in the list of
newsgroups, and kill the message because of that.

Stuart

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