I better clarify my last post a little more. If you subscribe to one set of
newgroups and click the synchronize all button Windows Mail will attempt to
contact, first your email account to see if you have any new emails and then
it will contact the newsgroup server ( for example I have newsgroups
sections - Beta, MVP and News - all having different NNTP servers). If I
click the Synchronize All option Vista immediately checks my email account
followed by the first newsgroup server on my machine, i.e., Beta. None of
the other newsgroups are polled which, to me, seems to defeat the object of
synchronizing all newsgroups.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Problem is Robert, the Synchronize All option doesn't work and actually
> never has. This was one of many bug reports that I submitted during the
> beta test of Vista. It never did get corrected.
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> <robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>>> How can we update all the messages or headers in ALL our newsgroups at
>>> one time?
>>> As we select each newsgroup we are subscribed to, the newsgroup
>>> automatically downloads all new messages or headers. This can take a
>>> considerable time depending on the size of the newsgroup. This makes it
>>> difficult to move from newsgroup to newsgroup checking for new messages
>>> because you must wait for each newsgroup to update. We would much
>>> rather selection an option to update all newsgroups at once, and then
>>> return when the process is done and check all the newsgroups for new
>>> messages without waiting for each newsgroup to update. Thank you for
>>> any thoughts on this issue?