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Download Messages Panel

Download Screen on a Windows machine
Download Screen on a Windows machine
Download Screen on a UNIX machine
Download Screen on a UNIX machine

There a number of fields on this panel:

  • Newsgroup : enter a string to find the newsgroup name. Asterisks can be used as a wild card, represening any character. e.g. *football* will bring back the names of groups with "football" in it.
  • Server : A drop down list of free NNTP servers. You can select any one of these, or enter the name of your own.
  • Find groups : Clicking on this will search for groups whose name match the string in the "Newsgroup" field.
  • Get Extras : clicking on this will also download the extra fields needed to give location and cross-posts.
  • Date From : This will filter the messages downloaded, saving only those that are created on or after this date. Must be in YYYYMMDD format, e.g. 20070401
  • Date To : This will filter the messages downloaded, saving only those that are created on or before this date. Must be in YYYYMMDD format, e.g. 20070430
  • Download : Once a newsgroup is selected, clicking on this button will start the download, using whatever options have been selected earlier.
  • Pause : Pauses the download. Pressing again will resume.
  • Cancel : Cancels the download completely. Messages that have already been downloaded will still be saved.