Newsgroup Filtering Coming to a Mozilla Near You
Wednesday November 6th, 2002
Slater writes: "News filters coming to a Mozilla near you! The ability to filter Usenet news messages according to user-defined settings is about to land (the bug itself has been marked FIXED). Soon you'll be able to filter all the Jenny Craigs and JTKs of the world! Woohoo! The bug is bug 17483. Happy Happy, Joy Joy!" Once again, a pretty screenshot is available.
#16 Re: Why not fix existing Moz problems first???
Saturday November 9th, 2002 12:45 AM
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This *is* an existing problem. It's a *long-standing* existing problem. Not being able to filter out spam and trolls makes using Mozilla as a newsreader a complete pain in the ass. I believe it is the #1 problem (or close to it) why many people who use Mozilla for the web and mail, and who also use newsgroups, do not use Mozilla for newsgroups.
Lack of news filters is major lack of functionality. Your bookmark groups regression is a fairly minor irritant that can be worked around.