TRAFFIC.EXE is a simple FidoNet messagebase traffic volume report generator for use with bulletin board systems using either the Fido/Opus, Hudson, JAM, or Squish styles of messagebase. TRAFFIC generates an individual report for each conference area listed in an AREAS.BBS-type file (or a restricted list) that you prepare. It tabulates each poster to that echo during the report period in order of activity, with the number of messages posted, the average size of messages by that author, and his/her net address of origin, as well as a total number of messages and posters for each area. Version 1.15 will now handle up to 1024 posters in up to 1024 conference areas.
TRAFFIC.EXE also generates a summary report listing number of messages in all chosen areas.
Love newsgroups but tired of the constant diet of spam? The crossposted exhortations to make money fast, to buy hair restorer or call the horny maidens eager to talk dirty. This program helps you do something about it.
It used to be easy: just bounce a copy to the originating domain's postmaster and let the perpetrator take his just desserts. That was fine when a slice of spam showed up in the bitstream only a couple times a month. Now, with tons of it showing up each day, and countless newbies coming online thinking it's perfectly all right to advertise whatever they've got to a hundred newsgroups at a clip, it's getting unmanageable.
SPAM makes it quick and easy to bounce spam articles: just save them to your hard disk, giving each message a different filename (I use '1', '2', '3', etc. in a directory called I:\SPAM\ -- but you can use any names you like). Then run SPAM. SPAM reads the header of each message in the configured directory, determines where it came from, and creates a message to "postmaster" at that address forwarding a copy of the original message. You have a choice of ways to send the forwards SPAM creates. If you use SOUPER, you may configure SPAM to place the messages in a REPLY.ZIP packet, either adding them to an existing packet, or creating a new one. In either case, SPAM is completely compatible with YARN. If you don't use SOUPER, you may create messages with To: and Subject: lines for easy importation into your mail editor, or with "mail destination" lines that may be read to the command line of a unix session.
NEW IN 0.15+: An optional manual mode has been added to allow you to redirect bounce messages more precisely.
0.16 -- Fixed bug in manual mode in three adresses entered.
0.17 -- In manual mode, added check for '@' character in address; if not present, addresses to 'postmaster@' + name entered.
0.18 -- Bug fix -- subject line was sometimes being omitted.
0.19 -- Fixed bug in manual mode, when correcting 1st address, checks for '@'.
0.20 -- Fixed packing/unpacking bug.