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reply Bruno Medeiros <daiphoenix lycos.com> writes:
Besides being new to D, I'm also quite new to newsgroups. I'de like to
ask to the community for some newsgroups readers recommendantions, since
I've become a bit unsatisfied with the ones I've tried (Outlook Express
and ThunderBird).
There were various things I didn't like, just to name some: I started
with Outlook Express but I didn't find a way to define a signature for
my posts (!), nor did I find a way to see only the new/unread posts.
Then in ThunderBird, the Unread posts view didn't support threaded view,
and when I made a reply to a post with an text-file attachment... it
inlined the attachment in the reply, (WTH ?).

Thx.

-- 
Bruno Medeiros
Computer Science/Engineering Student
May 20 2005
next sibling parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Bruno Medeiros wrote:
 Besides being new to D, I'm also quite new to newsgroups. I'de like to
 ask to the community for some newsgroups readers recommendantions, since
 I've become a bit unsatisfied with the ones I've tried (Outlook Express
 and ThunderBird).
 There were various things I didn't like, just to name some: I started
 with Outlook Express but I didn't find a way to define a signature for
 my posts (!), nor did I find a way to see only the new/unread posts.
 Then in ThunderBird, the Unread posts view didn't support threaded view,
 and when I made a reply to a post with an text-file attachment... it
 inlined the attachment in the reply, (WTH ?).
 
 Thx.
 

I'm using thunderbird, can't see anything wrong with it. I honestly don't think you can get anything better than it. (I specially like the smilies ;) and the *bold* _underlined_ /italic/ formatting. It's just neat overall. Anyway, for unread posts, I just look for threads where the title is Bold (new thread) or underlined (new posts in the thread). As for inlining text atachments, I don't know what's up with that, but this happens with all email clients I know, even gmail's web based client does that :/
May 20 2005
parent reply "G.Vidal" <gyvidal wanadoo.fr> writes:
 I'm using thunderbird, can't see anything wrong with it. I honestly 
 don't think you can get anything better than it. 

Hmmm... I use PAN http://pan.rebelbase.com/ under GNU/Linux and it's way better. There's also winshit and macOS versions of pan. But thunderbird is cool too. If it's open source it's fine.
May 20 2005
parent reply John Reimer <brk_6502 yahoo.com> writes:
G.Vidal wrote:
I'm using thunderbird, can't see anything wrong with it. I honestly 
don't think you can get anything better than it. 

Hmmm... I use PAN http://pan.rebelbase.com/ under GNU/Linux and it's way better. There's also winshit and macOS versions of pan. But thunderbird is cool too. If it's open source it's fine.

Pan is great. The kde newsreader is also quite good. Both of those are on linux, though. On windows, I use thunderbird. While it does the job, I don't consider it as good as pan. There are a few features on it that annoy me; but it's free, so being too picky is rather unproductive. Another (free) newsreader I've tried on windows is Super Gravity. It's quite comprehensive and feature rich; but for some reason, I don't like it very much. Others might like to try it out, though. - JJR
May 20 2005
next sibling parent Kyle Furlong <ky220 umail.ucsb.edu> writes:
John Reimer wrote:
 G.Vidal wrote:
 
 I'm using thunderbird, can't see anything wrong with it. I honestly 
 don't think you can get anything better than it. 

Hmmm... I use PAN http://pan.rebelbase.com/ under GNU/Linux and it's way better. There's also winshit and macOS versions of pan. But thunderbird is cool too. If it's open source it's fine.

Pan is great. The kde newsreader is also quite good. Both of those are on linux, though. On windows, I use thunderbird. While it does the job, I don't consider it as good as pan. There are a few features on it that annoy me; but it's free, so being too picky is rather unproductive. Another (free) newsreader I've tried on windows is Super Gravity. It's quite comprehensive and feature rich; but for some reason, I don't like it very much. Others might like to try it out, though. - JJR

To view with threading, go to View - Threads, and select the option you want. (With Thunderbird)
May 20 2005
prev sibling parent "G.Vidal" <gyvidal wanadoo.fr> writes:
Le Fri, 20 May 2005 14:22:14 -0700, John Reimer a écrit :

 On windows [....]

We don't need windows !
May 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Unknown W. Brackets" <unknown simplemachines.org> writes:
You may wish to try Opera, which includes a newsgroup reader.  In the 
latest version, it's got a good number of features the other's don't, 
and many people seem to like it.

I use Thunderbird myself, but... well, it's not perfect.  The attachment 
thing is just because it will show attachments at the end - I think you 
can turn it off, either in options or about:config.

-[Unknown]


 Besides being new to D, I'm also quite new to newsgroups. I'de like to
 ask to the community for some newsgroups readers recommendantions, since
 I've become a bit unsatisfied with the ones I've tried (Outlook Express
 and ThunderBird).
 There were various things I didn't like, just to name some: I started
 with Outlook Express but I didn't find a way to define a signature for
 my posts (!), nor did I find a way to see only the new/unread posts.
 Then in ThunderBird, the Unread posts view didn't support threaded view,
 and when I made a reply to a post with an text-file attachment... it
 inlined the attachment in the reply, (WTH ?).
 
 Thx.
 

May 20 2005
parent reply Vathix <vathix dprogramming.com> writes:
On Fri, 20 May 2005 12:19:17 -0400, Unknown W. Brackets  
<unknown simplemachines.org> wrote:

 You may wish to try Opera, which includes a newsgroup reader.  In the  
 latest version, it's got a good number of features the other's don't,  
 and many people seem to like it.

I love Opera.
May 20 2005
parent Derek Parnell <derek psych.ward> writes:
On Fri, 20 May 2005 13:57:53 -0400, Vathix wrote:

 On Fri, 20 May 2005 12:19:17 -0400, Unknown W. Brackets  
 <unknown simplemachines.org> wrote:
 
 You may wish to try Opera, which includes a newsgroup reader.  In the  
 latest version, it's got a good number of features the other's don't,  
 and many people seem to like it.

I love Opera.

I prefer Ballet; its easier on the eyes and ears ;-) -- Derek Parnell Melbourne, Australia 21/05/2005 4:03:09 AM
May 20 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Derek Parnell <derek psych.ward> writes:
On Fri, 20 May 2005 16:26:26 +0100, Bruno Medeiros wrote:

 Besides being new to D, I'm also quite new to newsgroups. I'de like to
 ask to the community for some newsgroups readers recommendantions

I use 40tude Dialog http://www.40tude.com/dialog -- Derek Parnell Melbourne, Australia 21/05/2005 3:52:06 AM
May 20 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Chris Sauls <ibisbasenji gmail.com> writes:
0Bruno Medeiros wrote:
 and when I made a reply to a post with an text-file attachment... it
 inlined the attachment in the reply, (WTH ?).

In the "View" menu you will see the option "Display Attachments Inline" and you will see that it is checked. I will agree, though, that its houldn't be active by default. -- Chris Sauls
May 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
I use Thunderbird on Windows and find it a lot better than OE, but had
similiar grieves with setting up read/unread as I wanted. I've recently
migrated to Linux (Kubuntu) and there I use KNode in Kontakt. In the start
I thought KNode had similar problems, but it was just a matter of setting
it up correctly. I now press 'n' to go to the next unread (no matter how
the posts are viewed), and when there are no more unread, 'n' moves me to
the next group in the list. There is also a mapping for the next unread
thread.

Lars Ivar Igesund

Bruno Medeiros wrote:

 Besides being new to D, I'm also quite new to newsgroups. I'de like to
 ask to the community for some newsgroups readers recommendantions, since
 I've become a bit unsatisfied with the ones I've tried (Outlook Express
 and ThunderBird).
 There were various things I didn't like, just to name some: I started
 with Outlook Express but I didn't find a way to define a signature for
 my posts (!), nor did I find a way to see only the new/unread posts.
 Then in ThunderBird, the Unread posts view didn't support threaded view,
 and when I made a reply to a post with an text-file attachment... it
 inlined the attachment in the reply, (WTH ?).
 
 Thx.
 

May 21 2005
prev sibling parent Bruno Medeiros <daiphoenix lycos.com> writes:
Thanks for all the newsclient sugestions, but even better yet were the 
Thunderbird tips. I guess I judged Thunderbird a bit too soon, without 
better checking those features.
The unchecking of "Display Attachments Inline", the View->Threads menu 
options, and the Go-> Next/Previous keyboard shortcuts (N,P, etc.) fix 
most of the issues I had, so I guess I will keep using Thunderbird.

Thx :thumbsup:

-- 
Bruno Medeiros
Computer Science/Engineering student
May 26 2005