I read this newsgroup offline, using Outlook Express. I have it set up so that when I "synchronise all" it downloads all my e-mails and downloads any new messages in the newsgroup, which I can then read at my leisure offline later on. This has worked well until recently. The current "newsgroup Abuse" thread means I am downloading dozens of messages that I don't want (aren't there rules about such broad cross-posting of crap?).
Does anyone know a way that I can mark a thread in Outlook Express (please don't suggest a different reader, it works fine for everything else and I'm used to it now) so that it will ignore any posts made to that thread?