I am lost in Gnus documentation.

How can I report spam to Gmane when read Gmane NNPP in Gnus?

I set:

(with-eval-after-load gnus-art
   (setq gnus-visible-headers (concat gnus-visible-headers "\\|^Archived-At:\\|^List-URL:")))

in order to visit web page and push report button manually.

My attempt is:

(with-eval-after-load gnus
  (require 'spam)
  (setq gnus-spam-process-newsgroups
        '(("^gmane\\." ((spam spam-use-gmane))))))

but I am unsure if this is correct way and if that worked at all.

  • 1
    You can check by monitoring if http-requests to gmane.org are made when you exit a gmane-group (i.e. using "ngrep -Wbyline port 80" or wireshark or tcpdump or similar).
    – asjo
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 8:05
  • The first argument to with-eval-after-load should be probably be quoted 'gnus unless you have a variable gnus whose value is ... that symbol.
    – tripleee
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 14:22

1 Answer 1


I have set these parameters on my [Gmane]-topic:

  ((spam spam-use-gmane)))
 (spam-summary-exit-behavior 'move-none)
 (spam-use-hashcash nil)
 (spam-use-crm114 nil))

The last two are "just to be sure", to turn off hashcash and crm114, which I have turned on globally (I think).

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