On Saturday 06 June 2009 05:43:15 Charlie Kester wrote: > On Fri 05 Jun 2009 at 15:06:40 PDT Paul Chvostek wrote: > >If you elect to filter this person's traffic, and are concerned that > >you'll continue to be inundated with replies, I'd like to suggest a > >small procmail script I wrote years ago. > > > > http://www.it.ca/~paul/s/procmail-filter-msgid > > > >It caches the message-id of the troll's posts and filters the message > >(redirect or bitbucket). It then caches the message-id of any message > >that includes a cached message-id in its headers (i.e. In-Reply-To, > >Refererences) and filters that too. The effect is to hide not just the > >troll's mail, but all the conversations he starts. > > > >I haven't actively used this thing since 2003, but procmail hasn't > >changed much in that time either. Hope it helps. > > Thanks, I'll give it a try. > > One thought however. If I'd already filtered this thread, I would have > missed helpful tips like yours. I guess that's the price that has to be > paid.
Unless you're absolutely certain someone is never going to talk sense, I reckon the backscatter is quite useful, to keep an eye on what the killfiled person is talking about and how people are reacting. Killfiling whole threads automatically because a particular person has joined in is a drastic step. Jonathan _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"