OT: Why does my Newsreader I use for Quicken only list 64 posts?


A

Andrew

My newsgroup server (supplied by Optimum Online, my ISP) and/or Outlook
Express Newsreader seems not to keep many entries 'active' on my PC, Quicken
group included. For example, I completely unsubscribed and resubscribed to
this Quicken NG, and when I ask it to retrieve the posts, it only downloads
64 entries, the oldest being only 2 days old! I have 'Get 1000 Items'
checked, so I think I've got as many entries selected as possible.

Is this a problem that my Newsreader is set for beyond my control and if so,
perhaps someone could suggest alternative NG servers (free, I would hope!)
 
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Marty

Somewhere around Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:22:58 GMT, while reading
alt.comp.software.financial.quicken, I think I thought I saw this post from
Andrew said:
My newsgroup server (supplied by Optimum Online, my ISP) and/or Outlook
Express Newsreader seems not to keep many entries 'active' on my PC, Quicken
group included. For example, I completely unsubscribed and resubscribed to
this Quicken NG, and when I ask it to retrieve the posts, it only downloads
64 entries, the oldest being only 2 days old! I have 'Get 1000 Items'
checked, so I think I've got as many entries selected as possible.

Is this a problem that my Newsreader is set for beyond my control and if so,
perhaps someone could suggest alternative NG servers (free, I would hope!)
It's most likely your ISP, or the news service they subscribe to. Most ISPs
don't consider newsgroups to be important (since most of their customers
don't know how to use them), but they must provide the service to look good.
And they consider the number of different groups to be more important than
number of messages in any group. So, their advertising can say "we provide
a news feed with over 100,000 groups (even though more than half of that
would be bogus groups).

If you talk to them, you might get them to increase the longevity for groups
you use.
 
S

Sweet Andy Licious

Hi Andrew:
Suggestion, if you can't get your isp to increase their storage and/or time
limit on groups you enjoy, create a small folder like 'Cool Quicken Items'
and use the copy feature to save any items you might want to refer back to.
Another suggestion is to use the free newserver news.cis.dfn.de. It's a
german newsgroup and includes this newsgroup (I'm reading from there now);
get on the site, send them an email and in a day or two you'll have a userid
and password from them. It's simple to set it up in OE as that's what I use.
Enjoy
 
A

Andrew

Andy, Marty, and R C - thanks for the tips; I'll check them all out. I
usually don't mind the "problem" with most of my NGs I subscribe to, but
THIS one I like to see all of what is out there.

Tnx again fellows.
 
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Paul D. Smith

rcw> Perhaps your ISP has limited disk storage capacity and cleans out
rcw> its hard drives too frequently to accumulate many Quicken NG
rcw> messages. Or, some upstream news server may have inadequate
rcw> storage.

Apropos of not much, the size of the upstream news server's storage is
not relevant. All ISP news sites will have a local storage, and they
get the posts from their upstream continuously. Every site decides
itself when to expire messages; a message expiring at an upstream site
is not reported to any of the downstream sites in any way.

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R. C. White

Hi, Paul.

Thanks for that tidbit. I didn't realize that.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
(Retired - no longer licensed to practice)
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)

Paul D. Smith said:
rcw> Perhaps your ISP has limited disk storage capacity and cleans out
rcw> its hard drives too frequently to accumulate many Quicken NG
rcw> messages. Or, some upstream news server may have inadequate
rcw> storage.

Apropos of not much, the size of the upstream news server's storage is
not relevant. All ISP news sites will have a local storage, and they
get the posts from their upstream continuously. Every site decides
itself when to expire messages; a message expiring at an upstream site
is not reported to any of the downstream sites in any way.
them.
 

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