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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave-UK, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general only.
    I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news client that
    had this feature.
    Anyone know if this is possible?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Dave-UK wrote:

    > Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    > I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    > I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general only.
    > I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news client that
    > had this feature.
    > Anyone know if this is possible?
    > Thanks.
    >
    >


    Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.

    But XPN can do it, and is free
    http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html

    IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    find despicable, and kill it.

    I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.

    --

    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  3. Bill Blanton

    Bill Blanton Flightless Bird

    On 1/17/2010 08:11, Death wrote:
    > Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    >> Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    >> I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    >> I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general only.
    >> I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news client that
    >> had this feature.
    >> Anyone know if this is possible?
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.
    >
    > But XPN can do it, and is free
    > http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
    >
    > IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    > Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    > find despicable, and kill it.
    >
    > I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.


    You can do this in Thunderbird v3 also. Create a custom filter on
    "Newsgroups" and specify alt.usenet.kooks and others.. cuts down on a
    significant amount of background noise.
     
  4. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    Bill Blanton wrote:

    > On 1/17/2010 08:11, Death wrote:
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    >>> I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    >>> I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general only.
    >>> I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news client that
    >>> had this feature.
    >>> Anyone know if this is possible?
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.
    >>
    >> But XPN can do it, and is free
    >> http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
    >>
    >> IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    >> Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    >> find despicable, and kill it.
    >>
    >> I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.

    >
    > You can do this in Thunderbird v3 also. Create a custom filter on
    > "Newsgroups" and specify alt.usenet.kooks and others.. cuts down on a
    > significant amount of background noise.


    Thanks for the info, trying XPN now. Will have a go with Thunderbird
    later.

    Death, how did you insert your picture in the header pane ? :)
     
  5. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Dave-UK wrote:

    > Bill Blanton wrote:
    >
    >> On 1/17/2010 08:11, Death wrote:
    >>> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    >>>> I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    >>>> I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general only.
    >>>> I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news client that
    >>>> had this feature.
    >>>> Anyone know if this is possible?
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.
    >>>
    >>> But XPN can do it, and is free
    >>> http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
    >>>
    >>> IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    >>> Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    >>> find despicable, and kill it.
    >>>
    >>> I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.

    >>
    >> You can do this in Thunderbird v3 also. Create a custom filter on
    >> "Newsgroups" and specify alt.usenet.kooks and others.. cuts down on a
    >> significant amount of background noise.

    >
    > Thanks for the info, trying XPN now. Will have a go with Thunderbird
    > later.
    >
    > Death, how did you insert your picture in the header pane ? :)


    The hard part was getting someone to photograph my ugly mug !

    Here is a good place to make one
    http://www.dairiki.org/xface/

    --

    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    On 17/1/10 1:31 PM, Bill Blanton wrote:
    > On 1/17/2010 08:11, Death wrote:
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    >>> I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    >>> I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general
    >>> only.
    >>> I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news
    >>> client that
    >>> had this feature.
    >>> Anyone know if this is possible?
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.
    >>
    >> But XPN can do it, and is free
    >> http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
    >>
    >> IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    >> Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    >> find despicable, and kill it.
    >>
    >> I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.

    >
    > You can do this in Thunderbird v3 also. Create a custom filter on
    > "Newsgroups" and specify alt.usenet.kooks and others.. cuts down on a
    > significant amount of background noise.
    >


    I've set up a filter in Thunderbird but I can't get it to work.
    I have tried making a filter for Giganews (and one for
    alt.windows7.general.)
    I've made the custom filter on 'Newsgroups'(and also tried 'newsgroups').
    The condition is 'Match any of the following' 'Newsgroups' 'contains'
    'alt.usenet.kooks' 'Delete message'.

    Under Tools 'Run filters on folder' is always greyed-out and selecting
    'Run filters on message' does nothing.

    Any idea on what I'm doing wrong ?
    Thanks.
     
  7. Bill Blanton

    Bill Blanton Flightless Bird

    On 1/18/2010 12:47, Dave-UK wrote:
    > On 17/1/10 1:31 PM, Bill Blanton wrote:
    >> On 1/17/2010 08:11, Death wrote:
    >>> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    >>>> I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    >>>> I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general
    >>>> only.
    >>>> I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news
    >>>> client that
    >>>> had this feature.
    >>>> Anyone know if this is possible?
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.
    >>>
    >>> But XPN can do it, and is free
    >>> http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
    >>>
    >>> IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    >>> Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    >>> find despicable, and kill it.
    >>>
    >>> I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.

    >>
    >> You can do this in Thunderbird v3 also. Create a custom filter on
    >> "Newsgroups" and specify alt.usenet.kooks and others.. cuts down on a
    >> significant amount of background noise.
    >>

    >
    > I've set up a filter in Thunderbird but I can't get it to work.
    > I have tried making a filter for Giganews (and one for
    > alt.windows7.general.)
    > I've made the custom filter on 'Newsgroups'(and also tried 'newsgroups').
    > The condition is 'Match any of the following' 'Newsgroups' 'contains'
    > 'alt.usenet.kooks' 'Delete message'.
    >
    > Under Tools 'Run filters on folder' is always greyed-out and selecting
    > 'Run filters on message' does nothing.
    >
    > Any idea on what I'm doing wrong ?


    Sounds right. Is this TB v3?

    Chose "Customize..." and added "Newsgroups" (w/o quotes) in the
    "Customize Headers" dialog box? Mine currently looks like this:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/Tbirdfilter.jpg

    It was "Newsgroups" but I have since changed it to "Xref". It seems to
    be faster this way. (Thanks Death).

    My "Run filters on folders" is grayed out also. (just noticed). If you
    highlight all the messages, the "Run filter on message" menuitem will
    change to "Run filter on selected messages".
     
  8. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Bill Blanton" <bblanton@REMOVEmagicnet.net> wrote in message
    news:dLudnbMbJf8yWcnWnZ2dnUVZ_q5i4p2d@earthlink.com...
    > On 1/18/2010 12:47, Dave-UK wrote:
    >> On 17/1/10 1:31 PM, Bill Blanton wrote:
    >>> On 1/17/2010 08:11, Death wrote:
    >>>> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Is there any way I can filter out cross-posts.
    >>>>> I don't want to see any posts from other groups, especially linux ones.
    >>>>> I just want to see posts from people who post to alt.windows7.general
    >>>>> only.
    >>>>> I'm using Windows Live Mail but would change and pay for a news
    >>>>> client that
    >>>>> had this feature.
    >>>>> Anyone know if this is possible?
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Doesn't seem possible in WLM by cross-posting.
    >>>>
    >>>> But XPN can do it, and is free
    >>>> http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
    >>>>
    >>>> IN scoring and action rules, create an action rule that filters on
    >>>> Xref...add comp.os.linux.advocacy and any other dweeb infested group you
    >>>> find despicable, and kill it.
    >>>>
    >>>> I highlight them red...they are good for funny insults.
    >>>
    >>> You can do this in Thunderbird v3 also. Create a custom filter on
    >>> "Newsgroups" and specify alt.usenet.kooks and others.. cuts down on a
    >>> significant amount of background noise.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I've set up a filter in Thunderbird but I can't get it to work.
    >> I have tried making a filter for Giganews (and one for
    >> alt.windows7.general.)
    >> I've made the custom filter on 'Newsgroups'(and also tried 'newsgroups').
    >> The condition is 'Match any of the following' 'Newsgroups' 'contains'
    >> 'alt.usenet.kooks' 'Delete message'.
    >>
    >> Under Tools 'Run filters on folder' is always greyed-out and selecting
    >> 'Run filters on message' does nothing.
    >>
    >> Any idea on what I'm doing wrong ?

    >
    > Sounds right. Is this TB v3?
    >
    > Chose "Customize..." and added "Newsgroups" (w/o quotes) in the "Customize Headers" dialog box?
    > Mine currently looks like this:
    > http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/Tbirdfilter.jpg
    >
    > It was "Newsgroups" but I have since changed it to "Xref". It seems to be faster this way. (Thanks
    > Death).
    >
    > My "Run filters on folders" is grayed out also. (just noticed). If you highlight all the messages,
    > the "Run filter on message" menuitem will change to "Run filter on selected messages".
    >


    Thanks, I'll try again.
     
  9. Bill Blanton

    Bill Blanton Flightless Bird

    On 1/18/2010 15:49, Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "Bill Blanton" <bblanton@REMOVEmagicnet.net> wrote in message
    > news:dLudnbMbJf8yWcnWnZ2dnUVZ_q5i4p2d@earthlink.com...
    >> On 1/18/2010 12:47, Dave-UK wrote:


    >>> Under Tools 'Run filters on folder' is always greyed-out and selecting
    >>> 'Run filters on message' does nothing.
    >>>




    >> My "Run filters on folders" is grayed out also. (just noticed). If you
    >> highlight all the messages, the "Run filter on message" menuitem will
    >> change to "Run filter on selected messages".
    >>

    >
    > Thanks, I'll try again.


    You might also try rebuilding the index after you get the filters set
    up. Do a r-click > properties on the group. That will download all the
    headers again and run the filters again. Seems to sort things out
    better. (I'm finding this TBird v3 somewhat buggy in some regards)
     

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