headers file?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by The Coca Cola Kid, May 15, 2012.

  1. Is there a file that contains just the headers of messages in a
    particular newsgroup (ie. the headers that appear when you press the
    Get next 300 headers button)?
    Where is it located? I have looked in the Windows Live Mail
    folder under the AppData directory, but only found folders with
    downloaded messages, and account information files.
     
    The Coca Cola Kid, May 15, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. The Coca Cola Kid

    mac Guest

    No.

    Is there a particular reason why you would want such a folder?

    If you need to locate the headers of any single message then select the
    message and hit Ctrl key + F3.

    HTH?

    mac

    "The Coca Cola Kid" wrote in message

    Is there a file that contains just the headers of messages in a
    particular newsgroup (ie. the headers that appear when you press the
    Get next 300 headers button)?
    Where is it located? I have looked in the Windows Live Mail
    folder under the AppData directory, but only found folders with
    downloaded messages, and account information files.
     
    mac, May 15, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. The Coca Cola Kid

    Magnus Guest

    Generally the last message number is stored (or message number history),
    along with out-of-sequence message numbers - not header info.
     
    Magnus, May 15, 2012
    #3
  4. The Coca Cola Kid

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Kid.

    Do you really mean "headers"? Or do you want to see the Subject of each
    message?

    When I want to see headers, I select the message and (in WLM 2011) press
    <Ctrl>+<F3>. It tells me lots of things about your post, including which
    newsreader you are using:
    User-Agent: G2/1.0
    X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64;
    Trident/5.0),gzip(gfe)

    Is this what you want to see in a listing or a file?

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    "The Coca Cola Kid" wrote in message

    Is there a file that contains just the headers of messages in a
    particular newsgroup (ie. the headers that appear when you press the
    Get next 300 headers button)?
    Where is it located? I have looked in the Windows Live Mail
    folder under the AppData directory, but only found folders with
    downloaded messages, and account information files.
     
    R. C. White, May 15, 2012
    #4
  5. The Coca Cola Kid

    ...winston Guest

    Not really.
    'Get x headers' updates the WLM's message store index file (think of it as
    an entry in a table of contents but without the referenced page not yet
    present)...once the message is opened (read) a file is created (*.news) with
    the message headers and content.



    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "The Coca Cola Kid" wrote in message

    Is there a file that contains just the headers of messages in a
    particular newsgroup (ie. the headers that appear when you press the
    Get next 300 headers button)?
    Where is it located? I have looked in the Windows Live Mail
    folder under the AppData directory, but only found folders with
    downloaded messages, and account information files.
     
    ...winston, May 15, 2012
    #5
  6. The Coca Cola Kid

    Magnus Guest

    Winston... You should repair your sig. When someone replies your top
    post, it clips all history below it along with your sig. Sigs belong on
    the bottom, not midway in a thread.

    I kept it present below as an example
     
    Magnus, May 15, 2012
    #6
  7. " mac" wrote in message news:jotmrn$olm$...
    I want to write a stats programme to determine the frequency of authors and
    subjects in a particular group over a given time period. Surely, there must
    be a way to do this, without downloading every message in the group?
     
    The Coca Cola Kid, May 16, 2012
    #7
  8. "...winston" wrote in message news:jou3vc$gbq$...
    I assume that this index file contains the author, subject, size and time
    stamp info of each message? If so, then that is what I am looking for.
     
    The Coca Cola Kid, May 16, 2012
    #8
  9. The Coca Cola Kid

    mac Guest

    Hi, I am no programmer, so can't advise on that, maybe Dr Who could :)

    If you use http://groups.google.co.uk/advanced_search?hl=en&q=&hl=en
    To search within a particular newsgroup, on an author or subject etc.

    You can also get posting stats from the results if you explore the options.
    (have not used it for years, so it may have changed?).

    That search is not as good as it used to be since Google concentrated it's
    search results on "Google Groups".

    Best of luck.

    mac
     
    mac, May 16, 2012
    #9
  10. The Coca Cola Kid

    mac Guest

    mac, May 16, 2012
    #10
  11. The Coca Cola Kid

    ...winston Guest

    Probably not going to happen.
    Eternal September (ES)/Usenet is less than 0.1% of my activity and
    considering the other 99.9% nntp usage is in groups I moderate on a private
    nttp server that permits html, stationery, graphics and top or bottom
    posting.

    It's good that ES doesn't support html, you'd probably also dislike the
    chartreuse background.

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "Magnus" wrote in message
    Winston... You should repair your sig. When someone replies your top
    post, it clips all history below it along with your sig. Sigs belong on
    the bottom, not midway in a thread.
     
    ...winston, May 16, 2012
    #11
  12. The Coca Cola Kid

    Ildhund Guest

    The Coca Cola Kid wrote ...
    Yes. It's an ESENT database (like the ones used for the Windows Search Index, Windows Updates and Event Viewer, for example). You could use ManagedEsent (http://managedesent.codeplex.com/ ) for direct access, or a viewer like EseDbViewer (http://www.woanware.co.uk/?page_id=89 ) to export the tables of interest. The files you want are in the root of the store folder. You'll need to copy Mail.MSMessageStore and its helper files edb*.log, tmp.edb and edb.chk to a new folder.
     
    Ildhund, May 16, 2012
    #12
  13. The Coca Cola Kid

    Magnus Guest

    True. Your chartreuse would conflict with my cranberry desktop.
     
    Magnus, May 16, 2012
    #13
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.