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Does anyone know how to filter posts that have multiple newsgroups besides rec.crafts metalworking, in Thunderbird

thanks, Id like to go back to reading metal related posts.

Reply to
T.Alan Kraus
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Dunno about Thunderbird, I use NewsProxy to handle my filtering since I prefer the old Netscape Communicator news reader.

Reply to
Pete C.

I have swapped to thunderbird from OE - I thought I had the crossposts and group blocking working but some are still getting through. :(

Key words filtering seems to work well at for most of Gunners mates posts:

If subject contains: liberal libtard democrat obama palin gay homo politics nra etc etc etc then delete message.

I have searched forums etc to see how to better filter groups like misc.survivalism & crossposts without any luck. It seems there are a lot of people wanting the same thing but there is no neat solution yet.

I too would be interested in a better thunderbird solution (its better than OE anyway).

Someone mentioned filtering for multiple commas (separating crossposted NG's) but I can't work out the syntax needed to do this. Anyone?

I don't want to change to agent or another package or use a filter proxy thingo. I tried it & found it too messy.

Reply to
Dennis

In a recent thread ("Fess up time - who did it?"), Winston replied with the following (Thunderbird filter works the same):

Advise adjust your filters. Seamonkey example: Tools > Message Filters > New > WhackoPolitics >

[From Contains] > alt.california > OR > [From Contains] > politics > OR > [From Contains] > survivalism > OR > [From Contains] > cities OK

OK? :)

--Winston

There's one final step - chose "action". I use "Ignore Thread" so replies are filtered too.

Bob

Reply to
Bob Engelhardt

You have the world's best filter sitting right there on top of your neck.

Have Fun! Rich

Reply to
Rich Grise

No idea what Thunderbird has for filtering -- but the primary trick is to look at the "Newsgroups: " header, and count commas. There will be one more newsgroup than there are commas, so if you find three commas, you have at least four newsgroups. An example, in my newsreader, is to look for:

Newsgroups: .*,.*,.*,.*

That is -- any number of characters after the space after the ':', followed by a comma, followed by any number of characters again, and another comma, followed again by any number of characters, another comma, and (this should be optional) any number of characters again.

FWIW In the unix RE (Regular Expression) wildcarding syntax, '.' represents any single character, and anything followed by a '*' means any number of that, so "a*" means any number of the letter 'a', [ab]* means any number of 'a' and or 'b", and "[a-z]*" means any number of any character between 'a' and 'z' (in other words, any lower case characters, any count thereof).

Obviously, other systems have other wildcarding practices.

And some don't require the "Newsgroups: " to be part of the match string -- it is specified somehow else, such as:

"If Newsgroups contains"

or something similar.

Good Luck, DoN.

Reply to
DoN. Nichols

Thanks Don - I've added that & will see if it works.

Reply to
Dennis

...but having your news agent filter for you is like having it done by your subconcience, completely effortless. :)

Reply to
Dennis

I have to wonder if the desire for a filter correlates to reading speed or eyesight. I read fast and see the whole page pretty much simultaneously. Separating out the hate spam is as easy as ignoring the ads while reading the text in a magazine. It helps that I have a large monitor at the right distance, and the classic Google Groups display is simple and uncluttered.

jsw

Reply to
Jim Wilkins

I'm just easily annoyed! :)

You are right that both good eyes & speed of reading make it easier. I just find people repeatedly crossposting way off topic junk rude & annoying. Some news groups I used to read regularly have now been abandoned due to crossposting. The odd OT post is not a problem, sometimes even interesting.

Reply to
Dennis

In Thunderbird 5.0, I'd run the filter tool, use Customize to create a new Header to filter on,

Newsgroups contains ,

Can you do that in T'bird 3.xx ?

Reply to
Steve Ackman

Yep, easily done. This reply is crossposted to alt.alt.test in order to see if it worked.

Reply to
Dennis

Yep, easily done. This is a second reply the first was crossposted to alt.alt.test in order to see if it worked.

Reply to
Dennis

Bugger - I see both replies.....

Reply to
Dennis

Denis, I don't see any other groups except RCM listed on either of thoese

Reply to
CaveLamb

I've tried the above and it doesn't seem to work for me either.

Laurie Forbes

Reply to
Laurie Forbes

How about this then...

Newsgroups contains *,*

I don't USE Thunderbird 5.0, but I had to download it to try it out. (I still hate Thunderbird.)

That's the only filter I have, and the filter log shows it (or the previous one, I'm not sure which) acted on a bunch of messages, Dennis' crosspost being one of them.

Best solution: switch to a real newsreader like slrn! ;-)

Reply to
Steve Ackman

This seems like valuable info! Can I make a filter like this with the "SeaMonkey" newsgroup reader (ver 2.0.14). It's similar to T'Bird?

I started to create a filter and added an attribute "Newgroup", but while there was an "is", there was not "is only" (rec.crafts.metalworking). Thanks for any help!

Bill

Reply to
Bill

I think I got it. THANK YOU (non-spammers) for this idea!

Bill

Reply to
Bill

Nope. The filter Newsgroup "is" rec.crafts.metalworking doesn't seem to work (using SeaMonkey). Any ideas how to do this?

Bill

Reply to
Bill

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