Yenc Qusetion

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Hägar, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Hägar

    Hägar Guest

    I'm running Win 7, 64 bit and installed the latest version of Windows Live
    Mail. Everything is working as advertised, but I cant get the multiple
    section Y-enc files to re-combine. I used Y-Proxy on Outlook Express, but
    when I installed the latest version in Windows Live Mail, no dice.

    Is there another Yenc decoder that works in the background ??


    Hägar, Feb 9, 2013
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  2. Hägar

    StephenB Guest

    Personally, I'd be looking at another newsreader for multi-part binaries. OE and
    Windows Live Mail were never very good at handling them.
    Windows Live Mail is fine for text based newsgroups.
    If you need to combine multi-part binaries look at Forte Agent. Not free, but
    works quite well.
    Another option is xnews, which is free, but hasn't seen an update in many years:
    If you do lots of binaries, check out Newsbin.

    StephenB, Feb 10, 2013
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  3. Hägar

    Hägar Guest

    Not to be contrary, but I loved Outlook Express, was familiar with it and
    its shortcomings, and was looking for a replacement in kind. I found
    Windows Live Mail, which is very close. I do spend most of my time in
    discussion groups. For the few segmented files I download, it select the
    individual parts, then click download and combine and you're done.
    It's like an old pair of jeans, ragged around the edges, but comfortable and

    I did get Y-Proxy working, by the way.

    Thanks for your reply. There must have been quite an outcry when the old
    Outlook Express got the Windows ax, for Microsoft to develop and give away
    for free the Win Live Mail clone.

    Thanks for replying,

    Hägar, Feb 11, 2013
  4. Hägar

    StephenB Guest

    Glad that you were able to get Y-Proxy working for the occasional multi=part
    Yes, there were quite a few people lamenting the demise of Outlook Express,
    despite the fact that the Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail clients were the
    successors, albeit developed by different teams. Outlook Express didn't survive
    the change from XP to Visa, with Windows Mail appearing therein. Windows Live
    Mail was made available as part of Windows Live Essentials to provide more than
    Windows Mail had. Windows Mail didn't survive the transition to Windows 7, while
    Windows Live Mail (as part of Windows Live Essentials) was made available to
    those needing a mail client. And now we have Mail in Windows 8.

    StephenB, Feb 12, 2013
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