I mentioned at the top of this chapter that many newsgroups are riddled with spam (unsolicited commercial email) and off-topic rants and raves. Such groups are said to have a bad signal-to-noise ratio. To help improve this ratio, Outlook Express has a newsgroup filter feature that enables you to set up criteria for messages you don't want to see. Here are the steps to follow to set up a newsgroup filter:
Select Tools | Newsgroup Filters. Outlook Express displays the Newsgroup Filters dialog box.
Click the Add button. You see the Properties dialog box shown in Figure 35.6.
Figure 35.6. Use this dialog box to define the criteria for those messages you don't want to see.
Use the Group(s) list to specify where ...