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Am I missing an IE8 setting?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by sandyj, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. sandyj

    sandyj Flightless Bird

    I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that happened
    I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option seems
    to be related to that problem.
    Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is it a
    setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    message but sometimes they have information I need.

    Sandy
     
  2. sandyj

    sandyj Flightless Bird

    Sorry,
    I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    information is needed.
    Sandy

    "sandyj" <sandy@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:evbDC7YwKHA.4532@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that happened
    I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option seems
    to be related to that problem.
    Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is it a
    setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    message but sometimes they have information I need.

    Sandy
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]

    OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time

    The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000. Right-click
    on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you will
    download the next-newest set of headers/messages..

    When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again right-click
    on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark as
    Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet downloaded.
    Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option completely;
    then compact the folder.

    From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    since you last checked (polled) for messages.

    You should probably visit this page, too:
    http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    there).
    --
    OE-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    sandyj wrote:
    > Sorry,
    > I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    > information is needed.
    >
    > I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    > Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    > accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    > happened
    > I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    > reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    > that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    > settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option seems
    > to be related to that problem.
    > Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is it
    > a
    > setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    > message but sometimes they have information I need.
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    (continuing Robear's cross-post to reply to OP's question)

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >
    > OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time

    ....

    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Sorry,
    >> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >> information is needed.
    >>
    >> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >> happened
    >> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    >> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    >> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >> seems
    >> to be related to that problem.
    >> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >> it a
    >> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    >> message but sometimes they have information I need.



    Actually I noticed this in IE7 and XP more than in IE8 and W7. The problem
    is that the news: link you are clicking on is not recognized as a URL.
    In order to use it right-click, Copy Shortcut and paste it into your Run...
    dialog (so, for example, Win-R Ctrl-v). So, that would be making
    explorer.exe do the work of using the news protocol filetype. IE
    wouldn't in XP, not even from the Address bar. In W7 I now get some kind
    of prompt with Always ask... checked. I suppose I could uncheck that to
    avoid subsequent prompts but I don't use news: links that often any more
    (relying instead on MS Communities or Google Groups searches).

    If you can't even open the news: link from the Run... box open a cmd
    window (aka Command Prompt) and enter in the command line:

    ftype news

    Hmm... That's my recollection of how XP works. W7 seems to be doing
    things differently...

    <cmd_output OS="W7">
    C:/>ftype news
    File type 'news' not found or no open command associated with it.

    C:/>ftype | find /i "news"
    Microsoft Internet News Message WLMail="C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows
    Live\Mail
    \wlmail.exe" /nws:%1
    WLMail.Url.news=C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    /newsurl:"%1
    "
    WLMail.Url.nntp=C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    /newsurl:"%1
    "
    WLMail.Url.snews=C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    /newsurl:"%
    1"
    </cmd_output>

    I guess that may be why I'm getting the prompt. WLMail's filetype is being
    found instead and IE is asking if that's Ok to use. Who knew?

    Thanks for making me find this. ; )


    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
     
  5. sandyj

    sandyj Flightless Bird

    Thanks PA Bear,
    I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    have 'new messages only' selected. I also keep OE clean and tidy - deleting
    as I read and doing a compact every night. It's just that right click
    function I miss and wanted to know if there was any way to get it back.
    Sandy

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]

    OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time

    The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000. Right-click
    on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you will
    download the next-newest set of headers/messages..

    When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again right-click
    on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark as
    Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet downloaded.
    Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option completely;
    then compact the folder.

    From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    since you last checked (polled) for messages.

    You should probably visit this page, too:
    http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    there).
    --
    OE-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    sandyj wrote:
    > Sorry,
    > I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    > information is needed.
    >
    > I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    > Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    > accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    > happened
    > I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    > reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    > that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    > settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option seems
    > to be related to that problem.
    > Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is it
    > a
    > setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    > message but sometimes they have information I need.
     
  6. sandyj

    sandyj Flightless Bird

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OnmWLsfwKHA.5812@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    (continuing Robear's cross-post to reply to OP's question)

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >
    > OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time

    ....

    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Sorry,
    >> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >> information is needed.
    >>
    >> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >> happened
    >> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    >> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    >> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >> seems
    >> to be related to that problem.
    >> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >> it a
    >> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    >> message but sometimes they have information I need.



    Actually I noticed this in IE7 and XP more than in IE8 and W7. The problem
    is that the news: link you are clicking on is not recognized as a URL.
    In order to use it right-click, Copy Shortcut and paste it into your Run...
    dialog (so, for example, Win-R Ctrl-v). So, that would be making
    explorer.exe do the work of using the news protocol filetype. IE
    wouldn't in XP, not even from the Address bar. In W7 I now get some kind
    of prompt with Always ask... checked. I suppose I could uncheck that to
    avoid subsequent prompts but I don't use news: links that often any more
    (relying instead on MS Communities or Google Groups searches).

    If you can't even open the news: link from the Run... box open a cmd
    window (aka Command Prompt) and enter in the command line:

    ftype news

    Hmm... That's my recollection of how XP works. W7 seems to be doing
    things differently...

    <cmd_output OS="W7">
    C:/>ftype news
    File type 'news' not found or no open command associated with it.

    C:/>ftype | find /i "news"
    Microsoft Internet News Message WLMail="C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows
    Live\Mail
    \wlmail.exe" /nws:%1
    WLMail.Url.news=C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    /newsurl:"%1
    "
    WLMail.Url.nntp=C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    /newsurl:"%1
    "
    WLMail.Url.snews=C:/Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    /newsurl:"%
    1"
    </cmd_output>

    I guess that may be why I'm getting the prompt. WLMail's filetype is being
    found instead and IE is asking if that's Ok to use. Who knew?

    Thanks for making me find this. ; )


    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---

    HI Robert,
    You can also get the email by copying the URL that isn't recognized,
    deleting the dots that are appended to the end and then pasting it into
    Internet Explorer. (note: the newsgroup has to be set to defaut account for
    it to work)
    That's not a very satisfactory way to retrieve missed or accidentally
    deleted messages but it's better than resetting the group. I was just
    hoping there was some setting that I missed that would allow the right click
    function as I used it when I had all the previous incarnations of IE from
    5.5 to 7..
    Sandy
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    > have 'new messages only' selected.


    Uncheck/disable the "Get XXX headers at a time" option then change your Sync
    setting to "All messages."

    > It's just that right click function I miss


    You didn't mention a "right-click function" in your previous post.

    BTW, there have been ongoing, major synchronization-related problems with
    the MS newservers for almost a year now. If your reference to "reply links"
    means links such as...

    news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl

    You may not be able to (re)download the message if the newsservers are
    horked again when you try to get it. And if the newsservers are horked, God
    only knows what you'll get if you do a Reset.


    sandyj wrote:
    > Thanks PA Bear,
    > I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    > have 'new messages only' selected. I also keep OE clean and tidy -
    > deleting
    > as I read and doing a compact every night. It's just that right click
    > function I miss and wanted to know if there was any way to get it back.
    > Sandy
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >
    > OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time
    >
    > The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000.
    > Right-click
    > on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    > Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you
    > will
    > download the next-newest set of headers/messages..
    >
    > When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again right-click
    > on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark
    > as
    > Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet downloaded.
    > Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option
    > completely;
    > then compact the folder.
    >
    > From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    > since you last checked (polled) for messages.
    >
    > You should probably visit this page, too:
    > http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    > there).
    >
    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Sorry,
    >> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >> information is needed.
    >>
    >> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >> happened
    >> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    >> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    >> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >> seems
    >> to be related to that problem.
    >> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >> it
    >> a
    >> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    >> message but sometimes they have information I need.
     
  8. sandyj

    sandyj Flightless Bird

    Yes, that is what I meant.
    Thanks PA Bear.
    Sandy

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eWwh3ZkwKHA.3764@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    > have 'new messages only' selected.


    Uncheck/disable the "Get XXX headers at a time" option then change your Sync
    setting to "All messages."

    > It's just that right click function I miss


    You didn't mention a "right-click function" in your previous post.

    BTW, there have been ongoing, major synchronization-related problems with
    the MS newservers for almost a year now. If your reference to "reply links"
    means links such as...

    news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl

    You may not be able to (re)download the message if the newsservers are
    horked again when you try to get it. And if the newsservers are horked, God
    only knows what you'll get if you do a Reset.


    sandyj wrote:
    > Thanks PA Bear,
    > I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    > have 'new messages only' selected. I also keep OE clean and tidy -
    > deleting
    > as I read and doing a compact every night. It's just that right click
    > function I miss and wanted to know if there was any way to get it back.
    > Sandy
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >
    > OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time
    >
    > The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000.
    > Right-click
    > on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    > Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you
    > will
    > download the next-newest set of headers/messages..
    >
    > When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again right-click
    > on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark
    > as
    > Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet downloaded.
    > Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option
    > completely;
    > then compact the folder.
    >
    > From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    > since you last checked (polled) for messages.
    >
    > You should probably visit this page, too:
    > http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    > there).
    >
    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Sorry,
    >> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >> information is needed.
    >>
    >> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >> happened
    >> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of the
    >> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply) and
    >> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >> seems
    >> to be related to that problem.
    >> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >> it
    >> a
    >> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    >> message but sometimes they have information I need.
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Do us all a favor, please:

    OE Tools | Options | Send | News Sending Format | Plain Text | Encode text
    using: Select "None" here, instead of "Quoted Printable."

    Thanks.

    sandyj wrote:
    > Yes, that is what I meant.
    > Thanks PA Bear.
    > Sandy
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eWwh3ZkwKHA.3764@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    >> have 'new messages only' selected.

    >
    > Uncheck/disable the "Get XXX headers at a time" option then change your
    > Sync
    > setting to "All messages."
    >
    >> It's just that right click function I miss

    >
    > You didn't mention a "right-click function" in your previous post.
    >
    > BTW, there have been ongoing, major synchronization-related problems with
    > the MS newservers for almost a year now. If your reference to "reply
    > links"
    > means links such as...
    >
    > news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl
    >
    > You may not be able to (re)download the message if the newsservers are
    > horked again when you try to get it. And if the newsservers are horked,
    > God
    > only knows what you'll get if you do a Reset.
    >
    >
    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Thanks PA Bear,
    >> I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    >> have 'new messages only' selected. I also keep OE clean and tidy -
    >> deleting
    >> as I read and doing a compact every night. It's just that right click
    >> function I miss and wanted to know if there was any way to get it back.
    >> Sandy
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >> [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >>
    >> OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time
    >>
    >> The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000.
    >> Right-click
    >> on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    >> Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you
    >> will
    >> download the next-newest set of headers/messages..
    >>
    >> When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again
    >> right-click
    >> on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark
    >> as
    >> Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet
    >> downloaded.
    >> Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option
    >> completely;
    >> then compact the folder.
    >>
    >> From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    >> since you last checked (polled) for messages.
    >>
    >> You should probably visit this page, too:
    >> http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    >> there).
    >>
    >> sandyj wrote:
    >>> Sorry,
    >>> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >>> information is needed.
    >>>
    >>> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >>> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >>> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >>> happened
    >>> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of
    >>> the
    >>> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply)
    >>> and
    >>> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >>> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >>> seems
    >>> to be related to that problem.
    >>> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >>> it
    >>> a
    >>> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    >>> message but sometimes they have information I need.
     
  10. sandyj

    sandyj Flightless Bird

    done,
    What does that do PA Bear?
    Sandy

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OB28CAowKHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    Do us all a favor, please:

    OE Tools | Options | Send | News Sending Format | Plain Text | Encode text
    using: Select "None" here, instead of "Quoted Printable."

    Thanks.

    sandyj wrote:
    > Yes, that is what I meant.
    > Thanks PA Bear.
    > Sandy
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eWwh3ZkwKHA.3764@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    >> have 'new messages only' selected.

    >
    > Uncheck/disable the "Get XXX headers at a time" option then change your
    > Sync
    > setting to "All messages."
    >
    >> It's just that right click function I miss

    >
    > You didn't mention a "right-click function" in your previous post.
    >
    > BTW, there have been ongoing, major synchronization-related problems with
    > the MS newservers for almost a year now. If your reference to "reply
    > links"
    > means links such as...
    >
    > news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl
    >
    > You may not be able to (re)download the message if the newsservers are
    > horked again when you try to get it. And if the newsservers are horked,
    > God
    > only knows what you'll get if you do a Reset.
    >
    >
    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Thanks PA Bear,
    >> I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    >> have 'new messages only' selected. I also keep OE clean and tidy -
    >> deleting
    >> as I read and doing a compact every night. It's just that right click
    >> function I miss and wanted to know if there was any way to get it back.
    >> Sandy
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >> [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >>
    >> OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time
    >>
    >> The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000.
    >> Right-click
    >> on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    >> Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you
    >> will
    >> download the next-newest set of headers/messages..
    >>
    >> When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again
    >> right-click
    >> on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark
    >> as
    >> Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet
    >> downloaded.
    >> Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option
    >> completely;
    >> then compact the folder.
    >>
    >> From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    >> since you last checked (polled) for messages.
    >>
    >> You should probably visit this page, too:
    >> http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    >> there).
    >>
    >> sandyj wrote:
    >>> Sorry,
    >>> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >>> information is needed.
    >>>
    >>> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >>> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >>> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >>> happened
    >>> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of
    >>> the
    >>> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply)
    >>> and
    >>> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >>> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >>> seems
    >>> to be related to that problem.
    >>> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >>> it
    >>> a
    >>> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for one
    >>> message but sometimes they have information I need.
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Now go back to Tools | Options | Send | News Sending Format | Plain Text,
    check the "Indent original message with..." option & select one of the 3
    options, please.


    sandyj wrote:
    > done,
    > What does that do PA Bear?
    > Sandy
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OB28CAowKHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Do us all a favor, please:
    >
    > OE Tools | Options | Send | News Sending Format | Plain Text | Encode text
    > using: Select "None" here, instead of "Quoted Printable."
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > sandyj wrote:
    >> Yes, that is what I meant.
    >> Thanks PA Bear.
    >> Sandy
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eWwh3ZkwKHA.3764@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    >>> have 'new messages only' selected.

    >>
    >> Uncheck/disable the "Get XXX headers at a time" option then change your
    >> Sync
    >> setting to "All messages."
    >>
    >>> It's just that right click function I miss

    >>
    >> You didn't mention a "right-click function" in your previous post.
    >>
    >> BTW, there have been ongoing, major synchronization-related problems with
    >> the MS newservers for almost a year now. If your reference to "reply
    >> links"
    >> means links such as...
    >>
    >> news:uWVAgsawKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl
    >>
    >> You may not be able to (re)download the message if the newsservers are
    >> horked again when you try to get it. And if the newsservers are horked,
    >> God
    >> only knows what you'll get if you do a Reset.
    >>
    >>
    >> sandyj wrote:
    >>> Thanks PA Bear,
    >>> I've already got the messages set to download 1000 headers at a time and
    >>> have 'new messages only' selected. I also keep OE clean and tidy -
    >>> deleting
    >>> as I read and doing a compact every night. It's just that right click
    >>> function I miss and wanted to know if there was any way to get it back.
    >>> Sandy
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>> [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
    >>>
    >>> OE Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time
    >>>
    >>> The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000.
    >>> Right-click
    >>> on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
    >>> Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you
    >>> will
    >>> download the next-newest set of headers/messages..
    >>>
    >>> When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again
    >>> right-click
    >>> on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will
    >>> Mark
    >>> as
    >>> Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet
    >>> downloaded.
    >>> Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option
    >>> completely;
    >>> then compact the folder.
    >>>
    >>> From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
    >>> since you last checked (polled) for messages.
    >>>
    >>> You should probably visit this page, too:
    >>> http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#cleannews (lotsa good stuff
    >>> there).
    >>>
    >>> sandyj wrote:
    >>>> Sorry,
    >>>> I forgot to say I have windowsXPpro and Outlook Express 6 in case that
    >>>> information is needed.
    >>>>
    >>>> I hope this is the right group to ask this question:
    >>>> Sometimes all newsgroup messages are not downloaded, sometimes I
    >>>> accidentally delete one by mistake. Before I installed IE8 if that
    >>>> happened
    >>>> I could set that newsgroup to 'default account' then click on one of
    >>>> the
    >>>> reply links ( if the original message was not deleted from the reply)
    >>>> and
    >>>> that missing message would be downloaded to me. I've checked all the
    >>>> settings in Outlook Express and in Internet Explorer 8 but no option
    >>>> seems
    >>>> to be related to that problem.
    >>>> Since I installed the updated browser I can not do that any longer. Is
    >>>> it
    >>>> a
    >>>> setting I have to change in IE8? I hate having to reset a group for
    >>>> one
    >>>> message but sometimes they have information I need.
     

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