mail2news-easy is a utility that converts mail to news and news to mail. This program is unique in that it needs less configuration and modifying files than other products; it needs only one file, containing the signature of the mailing-list sender and the news name to which it relates. It installs easily, suppressing 100 of 100 modifications in the first install, and 75 of 100 when upgrading.
sn is a small news system for sites which serve perhaps a few dozen newsgroups, and which have a slow connection to the Internet. The target user is a home or SOHO with a single modem connection to the Internet and serving a few workstations. sn also includes a mail-to-news filter.
Microbrew MicroSieve is designed to be a high speed spam filter for USENET news. Given the large amount of spam riding around in major USENET news systems, a spam filter has to be very fast and remain effective. It checks for duplicate and large articles, spambots, and binaries in non-binary groups. It also has path-based auto-accept and auto-reject, as well as cross-post limiting.
NewsOutlook is a tool that aims to improve the signal to noise ratio of Usenet newsgroups and syndication feeds (RSS and Atom) by selecting only useful news. It consists of two modules: a Web-based configuration front-end and a server daemon. It uses the HTML::Mason framework and stores data in a MySQL database.
libbnr is an implementation of the Bayesian Noise Reduction (BNR) algorithm. All samples of text contain some degree of noise (data which is either intentionally or unintentionally irrelevant to accurate statistical analysis of the sample where removal of the data would result in a cleaner analysis). The Bayesian noise reduction algorithm provides a means of cleaner machine learning by providing more useful data, which ultimately leads to better sample analysis. With the noisy data removed from the sample, what is left is only data relevant to the classification. libbnr can be linked in with your classifier and called using the standard C interface.
alph implements and analyzes historical and traditional ciphers and codes, such as polyalphabetic, substitutional, and mixed employing human-reconstructable algorithms. It provides a pipe filter interface in order to encrypt and decrypt block text to achieve transparency. The program is meant to be used in conjunction with external programs that transfer data, resulting in transparent encryption or decryption of information. The program can thus be used as a mail filter, IRC filter, IM filter, and so on.