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OUTLOOK express display only 128 most recent messages in newsgroup

Posted on 2005-03-02
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I subscribe to a newsgroup, and access it through OUTLOOK EXPRESS.

Version 6.00.2800.1123

It is displaying ONLY the 128 most recent messages; on the status bar it says
 
128 messages, 128 unread, 15206 not downloaded.

Why does this happen and how can I access the remaining messages? I don't need all 15206
but at least, for sake of argument the most recent six months or so.

Thanks
stevefromc
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Dufo G. Belski earned 225 total points
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Have you checked Tools, Options, the Read tab?  There a News section where you can specify how many headers to download at a time.  It looks like the most it will allow you is 1000.  To get more, you then click on Tools, Get Next XXX Headers.
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Thanks.  

What's strange, though, is that that value was set to 300, when only 128 messages were being
displayed.

In any event, I changed it to 1000, and then clicked on TOOLS -> Get Next XXX Headers.
When doing so, it downloaded ALMOST 1000 headers, which is very good, although I can't
understand why it did not download EXACTLY 1000.

stevefromc
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by:Stephen Kairys
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One more note:
I assume I still have to synchornize the newsgroup in order to download the actual
messages?  Until I did so, only the headers were downloaded.

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stevefromc
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by:Dufo G. Belski
Dufo G. Belski earned 225 total points
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Are you sure it's not downloading 1000, or is it only not displaying 1000?  Click on View, Current View.  You may have a customized view in place.  If that's not it, I have no clue.

I'm not sure what you mean by synchronizing.  As far as I know, only the headers get downloaded.  To download the message, you have to double-click on the actual message or single-click if you have the preview pane open.
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Thanks, asyscokid.  

As far as the current view unless I missed  something,
I did not see anything special.  To clarify what
I meant by "less than 1000":

At the bottom of  the screen I see the totals.
Before/after  downloading the "1000 headers" they were:

BEFORE:
3134 messages, 3123 unread, 12206 not downloaded.
AFTER:
4131 messages, 4120 unread,  11206 now downloaded.

As you can see, the first two totals increased  by 997,
not  1000.
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Re: Synchronizing, I have a main newsgroup (if that's
the right  term),  under  which is a sub-group:

news.openwatcom.org
   openwatcom.users_c_cpp

If I click on the subgroup I see the messages.

If I click on the main group, I get a screen that
includes the button "syncronhize account"

Does this help?
Thanks
stevefromc
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by:Dufo G. Belski
Dufo G. Belski earned 225 total points
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Synchronization seems to have to do with downloading messages for offline reading, or downloading headers for offline reading to determine which specific messages you want to download later.  I never read messages offline so I have no further knowledge or experience with it.

As far as asking for 1000 and only getting 997, all I can say is, that's very odd, because the number NOT downloaded does decrease by 1000!
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by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 13449616
Could be that there is a problem with those messages ???
I don't know, but hopefully you've given me enough
info to solve my original problem.  I'll be reviewing the
messages I _was_ able to download sometime within
the next few days, and if I find what I need, we'll
be able to close this issue.

Thanks for the help. I will  post again once I've
reviewed what was downloaded.

stevefromc
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by:Dufo G. Belski
ID: 13449699
You may want to experiment with Xnews, a freeware newsreader.  I prefer it to OE.

http://xnews.newsguy.com/
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Do you mean the comment about Xnews?  I have not tried it, so I cannot verify if it would
suit my needs.
Thanks,
Steve
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Have you clicked on View, Current View, Customize Current View to see if there's anything there?  Have you applied any filters?
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Where do I see filters?
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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View, Current View, Define View, or Tools, Message Rules, News>
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Looks like nothing is entered here.


In any event, I think I will accept your earlier answers..the result was close enough to
what I needed. Sorry for the delay in closing this issue.

Thanks
Steve

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by:Stephen Kairys
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One more commnet, I never figured out why it downloaded, say, 997 msgs instead of 1000,
but does not matter to me at this point.

Thanks again.
Steve
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