typically refers to posts
consisting of commercial advertising; however, certain types of abusive posts designed to disrupt newsgroups are also referred to as spam such as sporge or flame posts. Spam can often times be defeated by using the built-in features of many news clients. Usenet service providers
can also work to restrict spam on their servers. Giganews has long been a leader in removing spam from Usenet, with an active spam filtration system that monitors all newsgroups for spam articles
, and a dedicated support team that can help eliminate spam which makes it through the filters."
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