"Spam" is the term for irrelevant articles posted to newsgroups. This is something you should never do. If you think that what you have to say would be welcomed by millions of people in engaged in thousands of Usenet conversations, you are WRONG.

The most prevalent form of spam is in the form of "Make Money Fast" schemes. (See MMF)

The people who use Usenet, (there is no single governing body) deal with spam in a number of ways:

Handling the complaints that spam generates is often so burdensome that Internet Service Providers prohibit their users from engaging in the practice, and will terminate their service of any user who attempts it.

More Detailed Topics
Usenet RKT: Censorship

Advertising on Usenet: How to Do It, How Not to Do it

Emily Postnews, foremost authority on proper net behaviour, gives her advice on how to act
on the net. (Satire)

Overview and Related Topics
Usenet RKT For Users

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