OT= X-News. Does anyone use X-News?

OT= X-News. Does anyone use X-News?

Post by Anne in C » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 23:50:37



"News" is a two part issue. First, there is a news *server* that
contains most or all of the newsgroups on Usenet. Often your ISP has a
news server as a convenience to its users. Other times you can subscribe
to a separate news server. Second, is the news *reader* program on your
own computer. From what I can tell, X-News is a news reader program, no?

Length of time messages stay "on" is usually a setting that is put on
the news server itself and not something you can change. Depending on
the amount of storage they have and the number of newsgroups they serve,
they may not be able to keep messages more than a few days or weeks.
They should have a "help" or "FAQ" section where you can find out what
their defaults are. If they default to a time too short for you, you
could switch to another news server.

That said, there may also be a setting on the news reader and if there
is, there should be a "help" or perhaps "tools", "options" or
"preferences" menu you can poke around in.

Individual.net(www.individual.net) is the news *server* I use (it does
cost a little bit each year). The news *reader* I use is Mozilla
Thunderbird. HTH

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Quote:

> if so, can someone help.
> I don't know where i can change the amount of time messages are held. For
> example, I can't always read ever message at each time I read the group. So
> I leave some for later. But, if I wait "too long" (I don't know how long
> too long it) I end up with an error "That message is no longer available".
> I hope that makes sense.
> Does anyone know how I can change this setting?

> Thank you!
> Emilia

 
 
 

OT= X-News. Does anyone use X-News?

Post by Carolyn McCart » Mon, 18 Sep 2006 00:40:26


Don't use X-News, don't like it.  But maybe what you need is a better news

files (I do), you can get a much cheaper rate.  There are quite a few
premium servers around, I just happen to like this one as they are super
reliable and the tech help is both free and high quality, and also the posts
stay up nearly forever (there are 90,918 older messages that I have not
downloaded).  TeraNews has a free subscription that might be just what you
need for simply reading newsgroups.  HTH

--
Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you're not trying.  --Red Green
If it ain't broke, it ain't mine.  --Carolyn McCarty

If at first you don't succeed, switch to power tools.  --Red Green
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.  --Carolyn McCarty


Quote:
> if so, can someone help.
> I don't know where i can change the amount of time messages are held. For
> example, I can't always read ever message at each time I read the group.
> So
> I leave some for later. But, if I wait "too long" (I don't know how long
> too long it) I end up with an error "That message is no longer available".
> I hope that makes sense.
> Does anyone know how I can change this setting?

> Thank you!
> Emilia


 
 
 

OT= X-News. Does anyone use X-News?

Post by NightMi » Mon, 18 Sep 2006 07:16:18



Quote:
>Hi, Yes, it makes sense. If the message is no longer available on Xnews
>I go to google to read the thread. But I'm not sure this is my question:
>Let me try again...

>When Xnews downloads messages (to my computer I assume) it only keeps
>them available for x amount of time (which I think is bearly a week)
>when I go to read them after this x amount of time the message reads
>"message not available. do you want to read message on google?" or some
>such thing....

>So my questions: (hopefully more clearly written :o) are:
>Is it possible to keep messages on my computer on XNews longer than this
>x amount of time, so that I don't have to read them all right away? I'd
>like to keep them on my computer so I don't have to go to Google Groups
>archive. Perhaps I have to download the whole message & not just the
>headers? How do I check those settings if that's the case? Or how do I
>change the settings to not purge the messages after x amount of time?

>I hope that makes more sense....

You need to turn storage on.

Here is the manual for your reader:

http://xnews.newsguy.com/manual.html

"If you do not have storage on, when you do a catchup, the next time,
you will not see the headers you've retrieved."

NightMist

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