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please gmane.org stop forwarding windows viruses

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: please gmane.org stop forwarding windows viruses
Date: 09 Dec 2002 06:12:28 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gmane.discuss as well.

The article in my References has gmane.org's "X-Spam-Report: Message includes
Microsoft executable program * 10.0 -- BODY: Likely a Windows virus"

You might take the purest approach and say that it was the
gmane.emacs.bugs (bug-gnu-emacs) list's responsibility not to forward
it.  But if you check their headers, you'll see they test for spam too
but it passed.

Therefore, instead of hoping each group be spam experts, can gmane
please make this tiny "kludge against the purist approach" and not put
any message that causes "X-Spam-Report: Message includes
Microsoft executable program * 10.0 -- BODY: Likely a Windows virus"
on gmane?!

It's not that I will get infected.  It's that one or two of these 400KB
messages, and my modem session is wasted.

Yes you are so kind as to add a gmane.spam.detected Newsgroups
header.  We talked about how my software (noffle) was so unreasonable
to be in such a hurry as to not check each header before down load.

This you did not accept so how about: actually I enjoy reading spam,
but not viruses.  So will you put a gmane.virus.detected header on
too?  Ah ha, you expect most folks to kill any message cross posted to
gmane.spam.detected, when indeed that Newsgroups line is redundant, as
they could just kill on high spam scores found in the other headers.

Anyway, leafnode is too slow for my 10 minute modem calls.  Noffle is
the only one fast enough, and it does it by not checking headers.

Things would be fine if gmane didn't think it so important to forward
Microsoft viruses.

I mean what are the chances that it is a false positive?  Give me one
excuse for forwarding them.
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