Off-topic: Newsgroup retention

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

  1. David

    David Guest


    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, 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

    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
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Aug 25, 2005
  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
  5. David

    Neil Hoskins Guest

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

    smtp/pop3/imap4 email
    usenet newsgroups
    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
  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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