How do i put somebody in my kill file and what exactly does it do? Ive
suddenly decided its time to start using this handy sounding tool,
especially after some of the garbage which has been posted by certain trolls
in the last week or so.
The method for Outlook Express is as follows:
1. Select the message from the kill-file candidate.
2. Click Message on the top tool-bar.
3. Click Block Sender.
4. Click Yes on the dialogue box which appears.
5. Another dialogue appears which confirms that messages
from the person you kill-filed can no longer be seen.
Trolls have a habit of morphing (changing their from
address) Many employ sock puppets (imaginary friends who
post supporting them etc.) They will also often crosspost
to many groups adding more as people respond to their
tom-foolery. Simply repeat the above to add any who's posts
annoy you to the kill file.
If you wish to reply to a specific group where the OP has
crossposted to many, simply highlight the names of the
groups in the Newsgroups bar you want to remove and press
I find killfile is ok until the sender changes ID.
Message Rules is better in Outlook Express.
Click Tools > message rules > news
In the box that appears click New. You can then tick the box marked "Where
the subject line contains specific words" (if the header you want to kill is
always the same ) or "where the from line contains people ( name of sender )
In the panel below click "Delete it"
Click the blue underlined in the bottom panel and type in the words or name
and click ok.....click Apply Now and select the news group from the
list....click apply the click ok when the rule has been applied.
I have 22 message rules running at the moment, relting to specific groups.
You can apply a rule to more than one group by selecting each group in turn,
or can go back and modify the rules later.
I have got rid of a lot annoying trolls this way but of course it will not
block the replies by others to the trolls messages, although they are
normally just one offs.
There seems to have been a bit of a population explosion amongst the
trolls of late, so at least most of them can keep each other company in
It seems to have gone downhill since Mr.Surfbauds nonsensical Lister
pages arrived in cyberspace-if you're going to spout quantities of
spherical objects at least do it quietly!!!