The first public version of Fetchem was released today. Fetchem is a download/filter/decode program for image
newsgroups written entirely in Python. It uses a variety of algorithms to filter spam out of image newsgroups.
There is currently so much spam in these newsgroups that it has become very difficult to read them. Good spam filters
require a fully powered programming language. Some of the spam can be removed by regex searches of the news article
headers. But removing other spam, including the notorious high volume P`H.E'R-OM,O^NE spam, requires the power
of a complete programming language. Since Python (http://www.python.org) is easy to read and write, it is used in
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