Limit Newsgroup Messages Downloaded?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by CWLee, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. CWLee

    CWLee Guest

    (Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit, SP-2, IE-8, WM-6, WLM-09,
    classic mode, dial-up.)

    How can I limit the number of messages downloaded from a (or
    all) newsgroup(s)?

    Generally, I don't mind all of them being downloaded when
    that number, at most, is a few hundred. Lately I've become
    interested in some newsgroups (Usenet, not MS) that download
    over a thousand messages whenever I open them. That takes a
    long time, and I'd prefer to download only 200 or 300 at a
    time.

    Thanks.

    --
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    CWLee
    Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    promote for performance, not preferences.
     
    CWLee, Jun 22, 2010
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  2. You can go to Tools | options | read and check the box to download xxx headers at a time, but that feature is flawed as it doesn't always get the newest messages. So you can here and set it to 50 at a time. Then download the 50. Then go to Edit | Catch up and it will mark all messages in the NG as downloaded. Then go back and uncheck download xxx headers at a time and you will get the newest then that come in after you did the Catch up.

    steve

    "CWLee" <> wrote in message news:%...
    >
    > (Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit, SP-2, IE-8, WM-6, WLM-09,
    > classic mode, dial-up.)
    >
    > How can I limit the number of messages downloaded from a (or
    > all) newsgroup(s)?
    >
    > Generally, I don't mind all of them being downloaded when
    > that number, at most, is a few hundred. Lately I've become
    > interested in some newsgroups (Usenet, not MS) that download
    > over a thousand messages whenever I open them. That takes a
    > long time, and I'd prefer to download only 200 or 300 at a
    > time.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > ----------
    > CWLee
    > Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    > cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    > promote for performance, not preferences.
    >
    >
     
    Steve Cochran, Jun 22, 2010
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