As an MVP, I know it is not the done thing to post test messages to
non-test groups. But please bear with me as I need to prove a point to a
guy I am trying to help. His ISP is insisting that he is not seeing his
posts (to this group and others) for a long time, because he is using OE
as a newsreader. I and another MVP cannot seem to get through to him
that OE is a newsreader only, and is not responsible for the lateness of
postings, his ISP and their servers are. I am therefore posting from my
ISP to prove this point. (Actually his ISP carry no news servers of
their own, but use Giganews.)
Some of you may care to clarify what news reader and/or ISP you use just
so that he knows it's not just me belabouring the point.
Thank you for your patience.
Well, I use news.individual.net, it's out of Germany, costs something
like 10 or 15 bucks a year, and gives me excellent article retention,
it's broken twice for minutes total in the last 5 years that I know of,
and it posts and gets new messages extremely fast. He doesn't have to
use his ISP's newsfeed; many of them are clueless and/or apathetic about
Usenet. Give the experts a buck-50 per month and enjoy Usenet again.
(No binaries, but for me that's not an issue)
I had the same problem with OE, I suddenly lost the ability to download new
messages (I must have done something stupid with the computer).
My answer was to click on "Headers" in the top right of the screen, then
everything returned to normal.
Hope this helps.
Hi: I'm the guy with OE5.5 who has the 'problem'...with my ISP. You said you
had a similar problem but clicking on 'headers' fixed it. Was it the icon
that has two envelopes and reads 'get next headers'? I'll see if I receive
this posting soon. Thanks.
Something must of worked! When I clicked on headers I received my posting in
record time, less than a minute. Does that mean the ISP was somewhat correct
and somewhat wrong and we were too? Is the 'known problem' solved by getting
the new posts via the header icon and not thru the Tools menu?
Please see repsonse in OE5.5 newsgroup.
In all this time, it never occured to me that your settings were wrong.
It means the Tech at your ISP knows doodly squat about OE 5.5 and there
is no "known problem".
Sometimes header lists can get corrupted. It could happen at your end or as
you download it from your ISP. Often it's just as simple as renewing your
header list as you did. I wouldn't worry about what your ISP said about OE.
If you really feel that OE might have been the problem, upgrade to a newer
version or try one of the two dozen other newsreaders out there.
Thank you everybody for your responses. The OP has now forwarded all my
posts to his ISP (GWI.com) for their response. I have further sent him
the Google Groups link to this thread as he can't see it via his
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