Subject Re: [IBO] Yahoo Crap
> > BUT - NNTP requires a network connection - what we want is
> > something that works mainly local, and updates in one hit
> > when the network connection is available. Current eMail
> > download takes 'minimum call charge' and I can read at
> > leasure.
> never heard about off-line readers? NNTP and SMTP are really the same
> thing in this matter.

That is what I am using, but for the NNTP stuff I have to go
and check each list? I can't see a way of telling it to scan
them and I don't want autodial firing off because they want
an update.

> > I do monitor some of the Borland lists, but its a pain so
> > they don't get much of my attention <g>
> What is painful, precisely?

Downloading the latest updates for each of 5 Borland sites
takes longer than some thirty sites in one hit on eMail.
Once downloaded they are fine, and I can use them the same
as the SMTP stuff, but it is not automatic.

Many moons ago I tried asking what was the best way of doing
this, but got nowhere, so I have just put up with what I
have working via Netscape 4.7x. Now Netscape 6.2 seems to
have actually fixed the eMail side, but I spent two days
last time moving over, and back when it simply did not, so I
can't be bothered again.

I have an offline bug management system - Firebird based -
that manages a large volumn of documents. I think I will
just build an NNTP and SMTP front end to that and dump all
this raw information there. Then I can do what I want <g>

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services