Off-topic: Newsgroup retention

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by David, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hi,


    I know this is not really on-topic here but since this is one of the most
    frequented ng's I use, I thought I might ask it here.

    At the moment I am using OE6 to read the ng's. I have quite a few topics
    marked that I find very interesting, even if I haven't participated in them,
    just nice to know some stuff some people have experienced.
    The topics I have marked are apparantly disappearing from the server one by
    one. I started saving them to disk, but it's a bit tediuos and I would like
    to know what othere people here do to save interesting topics, just for
    future reference.


    David
     
    David, Aug 25, 2005
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  2. This is a long-standing "feature" of OE. If the messages drop off the
    server, OE will drop them too.

    You can copy them to another folder, or switch to a real newsreader.

    There are lots of newsreaders out there, many free, and the one that I
    like (which happens to look quite similar to OE) is called XanaNews, and
    is available from http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/delphi.htm.

    Some others are:

    * Forte Agent
    * Thunderbird
    * MicroPlanet Gravity
    * Opera
     
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Aug 25, 2005
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  3. Free Agent or Agent. Save all you want. Since I have saved a copy of
    the post it is there forever or until the workstation dies. I end up
    deleting stuff as I can never find the article I thought I saved. I
    either google for the article or ask one of my friends.

    Jim B. SBS MVP
    I don't have much to say but it can be found here
    http://msmvps.com/bgb/
     
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Aug 25, 2005
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  4. David

    Neil Hoskins Guest

    Although I'm using Thunderbird at the moment, I actually think that OE
    is often unfairly maligned and has many advantages. Although
    Thunderbird can read *some* yenc files on some of the binary groups I
    frequent, it won't do multi-part binaries and the filtering/killfiling
    doesn't seem to work properly. Also, if you've viewed a picture in the
    preview pane, and double-click to see it in its own window, it seems to
    pointlessly download the picture again. The best thing about
    Thunderbird, though, is its ability to handle RSS feeds. I reckon if OE
    had RSS (and maybe atom) support, and could view yenc-encoded files, it
    would be perfect. Add RSS enclosure support (podcasting), and you've
    got a killer app.
     
    Neil Hoskins, Aug 25, 2005
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  5. David

    Neil Hoskins Guest

    OK, so does anybody know a newsreader/mail client that has *all* the
    following:

    smtp/pop3/imap4 email
    usenet newsgroups
    RSS/atom
    RSS enclosures (podcasts)
    yenc support
    multi-part binaries
    good, simple-to-use-but-powerful killfiling, *not* just based on sender
    address (to cope with morphing)
    can be used with Spampal
    makes the tea
    washes up
     
    Neil Hoskins, Aug 25, 2005
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  6. David

    TK Guest

    Way cool suggestion. I downloaded and installed XanaNews reader and
    really like the features and interface. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
    TK, Aug 25, 2005
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