Newsreader in Win 7


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Walter R.

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
 
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Rich

Windows Live Mail (Outlook Express Replacement)




Walter R. said:
Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in
Outlook Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to
read a few newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal
September). I am not into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.

--
Walter
www.rationality.net
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Phil Stovell

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in
Outlook Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to
read a few newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal
September). I am not into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
Thunderbird.
 
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Frank

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.

I use Thunderbird for e-mail and Newsreader.


http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/
 
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Bob Hatch

Walter said:
Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
Thunderbird.

There is a short learning curve and the screens are different, but after
10 years on OE and OE with QuoteFix, I really like Thunderbird.

You will have to go to the View menu to have the pages sorted the way we
were used to in OE. At View>Sort, select As Received, then Descending,
then Threaded. The way you will know if there are threads with new posts
is that the thread title will be underlined. If you have posted a reply
to a thread, there will be a small arrow just to the right of the thread
title.

When you filter a poster, Thunderbird does not delete all that posters
crap, you just have to watch if fade away. Easiest way to filter a troll
is open one of their posts, in the header information Right Click, then
select Create Filter From Message.

When you set up an account, you will not be prompted for a user name and
password until you select and try to download your first NG, at least I
think it's that far into the process.

Thunderbird has a built in spell check that's much better than OE.

Good luck.

--
"To announce that there must be no criticism
of the President, or that we are to stand by
the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
American public."
Theodore Roosevelt
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 
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Michael Cecil

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
I think you can download Windows Live Mail to replace OE
<http://download.live.com/windows7> but I have no experience with that. I
still use Forte's Agent <http://www.forteinc.com/> for newsgroup reading
(and stick with Thunderbird for email) but I don't think there is a free
version of Agent anymore.
 
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Augustus

Walter R. said:
Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in
Outlook Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to
read a few newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal
September). I am not into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?
Windows Live Mail is as good a simple newsreader as OE is. I use it without
any issues.
 
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Jeff Gaines

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in
Outlook Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to
read a few newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal
September). I am not into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?
There are zillions of them and it's very much a personal choice.
Summaries here:
http://www.newsreaders.com/win/clients.html

I have only ever found 2 proper offline news readers:
Forte Agent
http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php

XanaNews (which I use):
http://xananews.techtips.com.br/

XanaNews uses colours to indicate activity in a thread you are
participating in so it's easy to spot new posts in those threads.
 
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mikeyhsd

MS was forced because of legal reasons to remove the mail program and a couple of others.

they are now available under the LIVE banner.
WindowsLiveMail replaces OE.

search at Microsoft for
windows live


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Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
 
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SC Tom

MS was forced because of legal reasons to remove the mail program and a
couple of others.

You have a link for that statement?
 
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Van Chocstraw

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
Seamonkey mail and news Windows edition works well too.
 
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Jim Sanchez

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
I use the free Gravity news reader and have for many years. It is now
be supported on sourceforge and a new version just came out a while
back. It just works.

Jim
 
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Allen

Walter said:
Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

Thank you.
I've used Thunderbird (and its ancestors) for as long as its been
around, and like it very much. I have two problems with it, both of
which involve spam/scam/troll posts: The filter system is weak; I wish
that it could drill deep into message headers to locate info about the
_real_ poster and thus block those never-use-the-same-name-twice crowd.
Also, I wish that the filter log showed the last date an entry blocked a
message so that you could eliminate the useless ones; I have hundreds of
entries for some idiots and nym-shifters that I don't need, some of hich
have been there for at least ten years. That second problem would be an
easy fix; the first, not so easy and it would probably slow down
performance. Back in the early days of newsgroups there weren't as many
jerks posting, but now......
Allen
 
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C

Allen said:
I've used Thunderbird (and its ancestors) for as long as its been
around, and like it very much. I have two problems with it, both of
which involve spam/scam/troll posts: The filter system is weak; I wish
that it could drill deep into message headers to locate info about the
_real_ poster and thus block those never-use-the-same-name-twice crowd.
Also, I wish that the filter log showed the last date an entry blocked a
message so that you could eliminate the useless ones; I have hundreds of
entries for some idiots and nym-shifters that I don't need, some of hich
have been there for at least ten years. That second problem would be an
easy fix; the first, not so easy and it would probably slow down
performance. Back in the early days of newsgroups there weren't as many
jerks posting, but now......
Allen
Try using self control and ignore them.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Since Win 7 made me lose my news reader, as previously available in Outlook
Express, I am looking for a simple newsreader. I only use it to read a few
newsgroups and I am using a free news server (Eternal September). I am not
into heavy downloading of binaries.

This must be a common problem with the advent of Win 7. Would someone have
suggestion how to fill this void?

I don't think it's a problem at all.

Windows 7 comes with *no* e-mail or newsgroup program. Although many
people object to this, I think it's a step in the right direction,
since it leaves everyone more free to choose whatever program(s) he
likes best. There are many choices available, both from Microsoft and
from third-parties. Some are free and some are for sale. Microsoft has
Windows Live Mail available for download for free.

Some people will tell you to use Windows Live Mail; others will tell
you to use Thunderbird; still others may have other recommendation. My
advice is to ignore all such recommendations. I personally use
Microsoft Outlook for e-mail and Forte Agent for newsgroups, but you
should try several and choose what *you* like best, rather than make
your decision based on what I, or anyone else, likes best.
 
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