"Char Jackson" wrote in message
As long as you're in the mood to look for things, may I suggest that
you look for a better newsreader? The one you're using, Windows Live
Mail v15, is probably the worst possible choice. Notice how your text
flows right into the text that you replied to, making it impossible to
see who said what?
Take a look at Windows Live Mail 2009 (v14) or Thunderbird, for
starters. There are lots more to choose from, and just about all of
them will do a better job than what you're using now. Thank you for
If I can go back to (v14) or Thunderbird then I will, I know
little about newsreaders and used Outlook Express for news in XP.
I have still been expecting to have to re install Win 7 because of
booting problems, so have not looked very far as yet.
Although I've been using Demon's 'Turnpike' since 1998-ish, I can
thoroughly recommend Thunderbird. However, it's worth while doing a bit
of personalization. One absolute essential which is (mysteriously)
initially disabled is the ability to delete individual newsgroup
postings, and you need to edit the configuration file to enable it. I
have also changed the vertical coloured bars that precede the quoted
text to the more-usual '>>>' symbols. [You need a plug-in to do this,
and it won't install unless you again edit the Thunderbird
configuration file.] My third gripe is that setting the fonts is
essentially an imponderable mystery - but with a bit of trial and error,
you can eventually get something which is generally pleasing to the eye.
If you need help with Thunderbird, Google seems a far better friend than
clicking on 'Help'! Despite these comments, I really do like it!