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Downloading ALL messages from a NNTP server

I am using Outlook Express for reading Usenet news. In fact, it's not Usenet, but my employer's internal, private newsgroups.

The problem is - after a while, old messages disappear from Outlook Express, altough they are still stored on the server (yes, I know not many firms do that, but we do - we store messages for the last 6 years or so).

What I would like to have, is a news client which downloads ALL messages locally, including message bodies, and then allows me to read them, search in them, etc.

Is there a good news server which allows this?

Thank you!

George
Sunday, January 11, 2004

I believe XNews does this. There's 3 settings. Store header & body, store header, store nothing.

Plus, you can archive certain posts, but they go into an archive folder and aren't sorted by group.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, January 11, 2004

Outlook Express will do this.

Visit Tools|Options, Maintenance tab. There is a check box marked "Delete news messages N days after being downloaded".

Uncheck this, along with any other relevant ones, and OE will keep everything. Once you've done this, probably best to unsubscribe and resubscribe so it downloads all the ones it had previously expired.

Insert half smiley here.
Sunday, January 11, 2004

As a side note, I discovered this by looking at all the dialogs on all the options of all the menus... does noone else do this when confronted with a new program???

Insert half smiley here.
Sunday, January 11, 2004

*cough* http://www.gnksa.org/


Monday, January 12, 2004

"What I would like to have, is a news client which downloads ALL messages locally, including message bodies, and then allows me to read them, search in them, etc."


Suuuureeeeeee......You just want unfettered access pr0n!!!

Debbie
Tuesday, January 13, 2004

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