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tallpaul Removed old (now broken) FAQ, added some general hints plus specifics for leafnode
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 The solution is to use a "kill file". This filters your postings so you only see the ones you want to see. The solution is to use a "kill file". This filters your postings so you only see the ones you want to see.
  
-Most news clients include some sort of kill file system, sometimes called "​message filtering"​ or similar. How good it will be varies a lot: some clients have little or nothing, some (e.g. Thunderbird) have some basic filtering abilities but nowhere near enough and some, especially the specialist news clients like ''​gnus'' ​have very powerful facilities if you can work out how to use them (a basic knowledge of regular expressions tends to be a necessary skill for example).+Most news clients include some sort of kill file system, sometimes called "​message filtering"​ or similar. How good it will be varies a lot: some clients have little or nothing, some (e.g. **Thunderbird**) have some basic filtering abilities but nowhere near enough and some, especially the specialist news clients like **gnus** have very powerful facilities if you can work out how to use them (a basic knowledge of regular expressions tends to be a necessary skill for example).
  
-You can find an FAQ on using kill files with the ''​rn'' ​family of news clients [[http://​www.faqs.org/​ftp/​faqs/​killfile-faq|here]] which you may find useful when writing killfile rules for your news client.+You can find an FAQ on using kill files with the **rn** family of news clients [[http://​www.faqs.org/​ftp/​faqs/​killfile-faq|here]] which you may find useful when writing killfile rules for your news client.
  
 If you're reading news via Google Groups (which is a poor second best to a proper news client anyway and only recommended if your corporate firewall won't let you out on port 119) then it's tricker as Google Groups has no kill file facility. The only real solution we're aware of is to use [[http://​www.getfirefox.com/​|Firefox]] as your web browser and then use [[http://​www.greasespot.net/​|GreaseMonkey]] and the [[http://​www.penney.org/​ggkiller.html|Google Groups Killfile]] script to modify the pages Google Groups sends you. If you're reading news via Google Groups (which is a poor second best to a proper news client anyway and only recommended if your corporate firewall won't let you out on port 119) then it's tricker as Google Groups has no kill file facility. The only real solution we're aware of is to use [[http://​www.getfirefox.com/​|Firefox]] as your web browser and then use [[http://​www.greasespot.net/​|GreaseMonkey]] and the [[http://​www.penney.org/​ggkiller.html|Google Groups Killfile]] script to modify the pages Google Groups sends you.
  
-Finally if you use ''​leafnode'' ​then you can use that to killfile postings before they even reach your news client. In your config files you will need to set a ''​filterfile''​ and, if you want to filter on Xref in your news client, you need to set ''​create_all_links = 1''​+Finally if you use **leafnode** then you can use that to killfile postings before they even reach your news client. In your config files you will need to set a ''​filterfile''​ and, if you want to filter on Xref in your news client, you need to set ''​create_all_links = 1''​
  
 
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