Ot: Help with Thunderbird newsgroup reader

Have been getting kinda upset with this. Almost every time I "reply to newsgroup" when responding to a post, I compose the message and send, it
goes, but almost never shows up in the group, even days later. Where is it going? It's in my sent folder. I use Giganews for service. Any ideas or similar problems anyone else has had with Thunderbird?
--
Steve Walker
snipped-for-privacy@frontierbrain.com (remove brain when replying)
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Steve Walker wrote:

Thunderbird/3.1.8 has been released. Your headers say you are using thunderbird/3.1.7 so start here: http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/3.1.7/releasenotes /
--
You can't fix stupid. You can't even put a band-aid on it, because it's
Teflon coated.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I use 3.1.7 without issue. I suspect it is your ISP.
They might have software that marks it read if from you or the like. Maybe there is a filter on you or you deliver to the wrong place.
Might be a setting in the setup. Martin
On 2/9/2011 7:55 PM, Michael A. Terrell wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Michael A. Terrell wrote:

I didn't care for 3. Tried it twice and decided it wasn't quite done yet.
--

Richard Lamb
email me: snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
CaveLamb wrote:

Heh. I'm still using Netscape 4.78, for that very reason. :)
--
You can't fix stupid. You can't even put a band-aid on it, because it's
Teflon coated.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Michael A. Terrell wrote:

That was a good one. Probably the best of it's time.
But it's rather dated now.
There are add-ins for Thunderbird and Firefox that make it very similar to Netscape 4.
Might want to give them a try some day.
--

Richard Lamb
email me: snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
CaveLamb wrote:

Netscrape 4.75 here. I periodically try others, but I keep coming back to NS because it simply works as it should and I just don't care for the others.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 20:07:15 -0500, Steve Walker

Thunderbird is an _email_ client. AGENT is my newsgroup client.
What program are you _really_ using, Steve, Seamonkey?
-- Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. -- Pete Seeger
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Larry Jaques wrote:

Agent may be your news reader, but it doesn't have to be. Thunderbird reads news just as well as mail.
Bob
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Larry Jaques wrote:

Speaking of SeaMonkey, I've been using it since Netscape disappeared (several years ago) and it's been just great. switch back and forth between news/e-mail and browser etc. A truly " All in One". :-) ...lew...
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 06:51:02 -0700, Lewis Hartswick

I tried it but didn't like the email much, weaning myself from MicroSloth's only truly good piece of software, Outlook Express. I settled on Firefox browser and Thunderbird email, retaining Agent for news as I had for the past 15 years. I'm still pissed that you can't filter on text, so I could finally kill all troll messages and any message by some dipshit who replies to them. I hate twitting the otherwise better third of the group. Too freakin' many people feed the damned trolls, daily. <sigh>
-- Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. -- Pete Seeger
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 02/09/2011 07:07 PM, Steve Walker wrote:

Thunderbird 3.1.7 here, post thru eternal september. No problems.
Maybe your ISP is trying to wean you from newsgroups so they can shutdown that service?
technomaNge
--



Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 02/09/2011 07:07 PM, Steve Walker wrote:

Well, I had to give up with Thunderbird for newsgroups, at least at home. giganews now holds 600,000 messages back to 2003, and my home Thunderbird just couldn't handle that in its database. My work computer seems to handle it for now. I don't know if this is related, do you have long pauses when using Thunderbird?
I have started using Knode for newsgroups, and it seems to work much better with Giganews, it only loads the last month of traffic.
Jon
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Jon Elson wrote:

Can't you set a limit on the number of headers to download on Thunderbird? You could with Netscape, which Thunderbird was based on. I have mine set at 10,000.
--
You can't fix stupid. You can't even put a band-aid on it, because it's
Teflon coated.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 02/11/2011 04:45 AM, Michael A. Terrell wrote:

It seems with newsgroups, it would then read 10000 of the OLDEST messages, not the latest! Anyway, I tried a bunch of different combinations, and none of them seemed to really work. Also, any time I unsubscribed and re-subscribed to the group, it took at least an hour to read through all the headers. A setting to "only load the last 30 days" of headers was what I WANTED, I think, but I couldn't find any such setting. Really, GigaNews is the problem, they are keeping everything from non-binary newsgroups back to the company's inception date, June something, 2003.
Anyway, knode works, it only reads the latest headers from so many days back, and does in a second what Thunderbird took minutes to do each time I opened the group. Thunderbird was not only screwed up when opening the group, it ALSO would hang every few minutes when just reading/answering email! But, that was CAUSED by the large number of newsgroup headers overfilling its internal database.
Jon
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Jon Elson wrote:

Set it to a small number, and select, mark as read for the remaining messages. Then download that group of messages. If they are marked read, they won't bother you. I have over 918,000 messages in one group, using Giganews. That's what I did with Netscape after Erthlink switched from Supernews to Giganews.
--
You can't fix stupid. You can't even put a band-aid on it, because it's
Teflon coated.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.