Newsgroups and reader programs

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by James Silverton, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    especially free ones?
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    James Silverton, Potomac

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    James Silverton, Mar 1, 2011
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  2. James Silverton

    richard Guest

    On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:36:01 -0500, James Silverton wrote:

    > Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    > Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    > group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    > especially free ones?


    Although it is no longer supported, 40tude dialog is still a damn good one.
    http://www.40tude.com/dialog/download.htm

    Many people prefer xnews.
    http://xnews.newsguy.com/

    Then there is xananews which has a few more features.
    http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/xananews.htm
    richard, Mar 1, 2011
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  3. James Silverton

    Sir_George Guest

    James Silverton wrote:

    > Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    > Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    > group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    > especially free ones?


    Hi James,

    I, also, gave up on WLM. Initially, I changed to Forte Agent, but
    didn't find it a good choice. I am now using XanaNews and really like
    it. It is free and very similar to Outlook Express.

    I tried Thunderbird and didn't find it a good choice for me. Other
    users seem to really like it, however.

    Now, to answer your question; this is as good a place as any to post
    questions regarding newsreaders, as far as I am concerned.

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    Sir_George
    Sir_George, Mar 1, 2011
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  4. On 3/1/2011 11:46 AM, Nil wrote:
    > On 01 Mar 2011, James Silverton<> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >> especially free ones?

    >
    > Try news.software.readers
    >

    I don't see that on eternal-september? Has it much activity?

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    James Silverton, Potomac

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    James Silverton, Mar 1, 2011
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  5. James Silverton

    Alex Clayton Guest

    James Silverton wrote:

    > Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    > Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    > group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    > especially free ones?



    test

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    Alex Clayton, Mar 1, 2011
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  6. James Silverton

    XS11E Guest

    James Silverton <> wrote:

    > On 3/1/2011 11:46 AM, Nil wrote:
    >> On 01 Mar 2011, James Silverton<> wrote
    >> in alt.windows7.general:
    >>
    >>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the
    >>> useless Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is
    >>> there a better group than this to find out about and discuss
    >>> news and mail readers, especially free ones?

    >>
    >> Try news.software.readers
    >>

    > I don't see that on eternal-september? Has it much activity?


    It is on eternal-september, maybe you need to refresh the list?
    There's a fair amount of activity.




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    XS11E, Mar 1, 2011
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  7. James Silverton

    Gordon Guest

    On 01/03/11 18:05, Alex Clayton wrote:
    > James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >> especially free ones?

    >
    >
    > test
    >


    Alt.test is this way ============>
    Gordon, Mar 1, 2011
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  8. James Silverton

    Geordie Guest

    On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:05:35 -0600, "Alex Clayton"
    <> wrote:

    >James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >> especially free ones?

    >
    >
    >test


    Here is a more up to date version of XanaNews:
    http://xananews.techtips.com.br/releases/xananews-1191269/
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    Geordie, Mar 1, 2011
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  9. James Silverton

    RustY © Guest

    On 01/03/2011 15:36, James Silverton wrote:
    > Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    > Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    > group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    > especially free ones?



    I would suggest you try X-news. It is a proper newsreader and handles
    all posts. I too couldn't stand LiveMail so I got to grips with
    Thunderbird but I wasted hours on it as it can't handle multi-part files
    and it doesn't recognise Y-enc either.

    Here's a copy...........
    http://xnews.newsguy.com/
    RustY ©, Mar 1, 2011
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  10. James Silverton

    Alex Clayton Guest

    On 3/1/2011 10:37 AM, Gordon wrote:
    > On 01/03/11 18:05, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >> James Silverton wrote:
    >>
    >>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >>> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >>> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >>> especially free ones?

    >>
    >>
    >> test
    >>

    >
    > Alt.test is this way ============>


    Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
    all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
    I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird but
    figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
    reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
    coming from the same person.
    So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
    which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
    feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
    using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
    filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
    hard for you.


    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
    Alex Clayton, Mar 1, 2011
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  11. James Silverton

    Gordon Guest

    On 01/03/11 18:52, Alex Clayton wrote:
    > On 3/1/2011 10:37 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >> On 01/03/11 18:05, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >>> James Silverton wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >>>> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >>>> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >>>> especially free ones?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> test
    >>>

    >>
    >> Alt.test is this way ============>

    >
    > Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
    > all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
    > I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird but
    > figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
    > reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
    > coming from the same person.
    > So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
    > which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
    > feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
    > using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
    > filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
    > hard for you.
    >
    >


    What are you gibbering on about?
    Gordon, Mar 1, 2011
    #11
  12. James Silverton

    Gordon Guest

    On 01/03/11 18:43, RustY © wrote:

    > Thunderbird can't handle multi-part files
    > and it doesn't recognise Y-enc either.



    That's because it's a REAL newsreader not a porn file downloader...
    Gordon, Mar 1, 2011
    #12
  13. James Silverton

    Nil Guest

    On 01 Mar 2011, James Silverton <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    >> Try news.software.readers
    >>

    > I don't see that on eternal-september? Has it much activity?


    It's there.

    Fairly active... at least 70 posts in the past week.
    Nil, Mar 1, 2011
    #13
  14. James Silverton

    Alex Clayton Guest

    On 3/1/2011 11:04 AM, Gordon wrote:
    > On 01/03/11 18:52, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >> On 3/1/2011 10:37 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >>> On 01/03/11 18:05, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >>>> James Silverton wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >>>>> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >>>>> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >>>>> especially free ones?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> test
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Alt.test is this way ============>

    >>
    >> Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
    >> all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
    >> I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird but
    >> figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
    >> reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
    >> coming from the same person.
    >> So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
    >> which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
    >> feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
    >> using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
    >> filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
    >> hard for you.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > What are you gibbering on about?


    Well all 3 newsreaders I am using right now seem to show all of what I
    responded too, even the much maligned WLM, so either a class in reading
    comprehension or a better news reader I guess? Can't help you more than
    that.

    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
    Alex Clayton, Mar 1, 2011
    #14
  15. James Silverton

    Gordon Guest

    On 01/03/11 19:15, Alex Clayton wrote:
    > On 3/1/2011 11:04 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >> On 01/03/11 18:52, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >>> On 3/1/2011 10:37 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >>>> On 01/03/11 18:05, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >>>>> James Silverton wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >>>>>> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >>>>>> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >>>>>> especially free ones?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> test
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Alt.test is this way ============>
    >>>
    >>> Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
    >>> all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
    >>> I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird but
    >>> figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
    >>> reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
    >>> coming from the same person.
    >>> So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
    >>> which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
    >>> feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
    >>> using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
    >>> filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
    >>> hard for you.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> What are you gibbering on about?

    >
    > Well all 3 newsreaders I am using right now seem to show all of what I
    > responded too, even the much maligned WLM, so either a class in reading
    > comprehension or a better news reader I guess? Can't help you more than
    > that.
    >


    I think you are replying to the wrong person....
    Gordon, Mar 1, 2011
    #15
  16. James Silverton

    jvalh Guest

    James Silverton wrote:
    > Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    > Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    > group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    > especially free ones?


    Mozilla has news groups for Firefox and Thunderbird.

    Here is a starting link.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Joining_newsgroups

    Happy reading :)
    jvalh, Mar 1, 2011
    #16
  17. On 3/1/2011 1:34 PM, XS11E wrote:
    > James Silverton<> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/1/2011 11:46 AM, Nil wrote:
    >>> On 01 Mar 2011, James Silverton<> wrote
    >>> in alt.windows7.general:
    >>>
    >>>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the
    >>>> useless Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is
    >>>> there a better group than this to find out about and discuss
    >>>> news and mail readers, especially free ones?
    >>>
    >>> Try news.software.readers
    >>>

    >> I don't see that on eternal-september? Has it much activity?

    >
    > It is on eternal-september, maybe you need to refresh the list?
    > There's a fair amount of activity.
    >
    >
    >
    >

    There's something strange about the list :) If I ask for
    news.software.readers after refreshing I get no response but if I use
    software.readers it appears.

    Thanks again, anyway!

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    James Silverton, Potomac

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    James Silverton, Mar 1, 2011
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  18. James Silverton

    RustY © Guest

    On 01/03/2011 19:05, Gordon wrote:
    > On 01/03/11 18:43, RustY © wrote:
    >
    >> Thunderbird can't handle multi-part files
    >> and it doesn't recognise Y-enc either.

    >
    >
    > That's because it's a REAL newsreader not a porn file downloader...


    I actually put 'porn file downloader' into google but it too has no
    better suggestions. No, for any larger files that are split into
    multi-parts, Tbird is a waste of time [even IE6 can handle them] and
    Y-enc is just alien to it.
    RustY ©, Mar 1, 2011
    #18
  19. James Silverton

    Alex Clayton Guest

    On 3/1/2011 11:25 AM, Gordon wrote:
    > On 01/03/11 19:15, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >> On 3/1/2011 11:04 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >>> On 01/03/11 18:52, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >>>> On 3/1/2011 10:37 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >>>>> On 01/03/11 18:05, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >>>>>> James Silverton wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >>>>>>> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >>>>>>> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >>>>>>> especially free ones?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> test
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Alt.test is this way ============>
    >>>>
    >>>> Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
    >>>> all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
    >>>> I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird
    >>>> but
    >>>> figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
    >>>> reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
    >>>> coming from the same person.
    >>>> So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
    >>>> which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
    >>>> feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
    >>>> using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
    >>>> filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
    >>>> hard for you.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> What are you gibbering on about?

    >>
    >> Well all 3 newsreaders I am using right now seem to show all of what I
    >> responded too, even the much maligned WLM, so either a class in reading
    >> comprehension or a better news reader I guess? Can't help you more than
    >> that.
    >>

    >
    > I think you are replying to the wrong person....


    <Shrug>
    Maybe you could look up some CC classes?

    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
    Alex Clayton, Mar 1, 2011
    #19
  20. James Silverton

    Alex Clayton Guest

    On 3/1/2011 11:36 AM, jvalh wrote:
    > James Silverton wrote:
    >> Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
    >> Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
    >> group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
    >> especially free ones?

    >
    > Mozilla has news groups for Firefox and Thunderbird.
    >
    > Here is a starting link.
    >
    > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Joining_newsgroups
    >
    > Happy reading :)


    I tried a couple times to find one and so far no luck. May just be my
    newsfeed does not carry one. I have found a web forum for it, but it
    seems to be kind of hard to use. When I try to search for something it
    can’t seem to find it. I suspect I am not asking the right way.

    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
    Alex Clayton, Mar 1, 2011
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