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Updating all newsgroups concurrently ?

B

Blue Max

#1
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?
 
G

Guest

#2
"Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx

> 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?
If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
 
J

John Barnett MVP

#3
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
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>
> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx

>> 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?
> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>
 
J

John Barnett MVP

#4
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
Associate Expert
Windows - Shell/User

Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

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mail/post..

"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:usd37irBIHA.748@xxxxxx

> 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.
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>
> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
> this mail/post..
>
> <robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uogDyJrBIHA.5752@xxxxxx

>>
>> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx

>>> 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?
>> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>>
>
 
G

Guest

#5
"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:usd37irBIHA.748@xxxxxx

> 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.
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>
> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
> this mail/post..
>
> <robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uogDyJrBIHA.5752@xxxxxx

>>
>> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx

>>> 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?
>> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>>
>
It works for me so there must be some other settings involved.
 
G

Guest

#6
"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uMV%23$orBIHA.748@xxxxxx

>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
> Associate Expert
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>
> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
> this mail/post..
>
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:usd37irBIHA.748@xxxxxx

>> 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.
>>
>> --
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows - Shell/User
>>
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>
>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
>> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
>> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
>> this mail/post..
>>
>> <robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uogDyJrBIHA.5752@xxxxxx

>>>
>>> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx
>>>> 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?
>>> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>>>
>>
>
I subscribe to two newsgroup servers and it downloads all the newsgroups
on both for me.
 
B

Blue Max

#7
Hello John,

Since you can modify the SYNC setting for each newsgroup independently, is
there a chance that some of your newsgroups are set to "Not Sync"? This
could possibly explain why one of the groups synchronizes and the others
don't. If you highlight the server in the left pane (e.g. Microsoft
Communities) of the Windows Newsgroup reader, you will see all of your
subscribed newsgroups for that community and their synchronization settings.
The 'Synchronization Settings' column lists the type of synchronization
selected for each newsgroup, but the synchronization for the newsgroup is
still not activated unless there is a checkmark in the box to the left of
the synchronization type selection.


*************************
"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uMV%23$orBIHA.748@xxxxxx

>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
> Associate Expert
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>
> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
> this mail/post..
>
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:usd37irBIHA.748@xxxxxx

>> 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.
>>
>> --
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows - Shell/User
>>
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>
>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
>> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
>> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
>> this mail/post..
>>
>> <robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uogDyJrBIHA.5752@xxxxxx

>>>
>>> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx
>>>> 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?
>>> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>>>
>>
>
 
B

Blue Max

#8
Thanks Robert, that was a great suggestion. Don't know how I overlooked
such an obvious feature!

<robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uogDyJrBIHA.5752@xxxxxx

>
> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx

>> 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?
> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>
 
J

John Barnett MVP

#9
Blue Max, the synchronization settings are all 'enabled' and are for headers
only. This is the same for every single newsgroup I subscribe to, so it
certainly isn't a question of the synchronization options not being checked,
but it was worth checking all the same; sadly the result is the same.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
Windows - Shell/User

Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
mail/post..

"Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:2C2073B7-43B5-4844-9ACF-0EFD76651B69@xxxxxx

> Hello John,
>
> Since you can modify the SYNC setting for each newsgroup independently, is
> there a chance that some of your newsgroups are set to "Not Sync"? This
> could possibly explain why one of the groups synchronizes and the others
> don't. If you highlight the server in the left pane (e.g. Microsoft
> Communities) of the Windows Newsgroup reader, you will see all of your
> subscribed newsgroups for that community and their synchronization
> settings. The 'Synchronization Settings' column lists the type of
> synchronization selected for each newsgroup, but the synchronization for
> the newsgroup is still not activated unless there is a checkmark in the
> box to the left of the synchronization type selection.
>
>
> *************************
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uMV%23$orBIHA.748@xxxxxx

>>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
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows - Shell/User
>>
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>
>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
>> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
>> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
>> this mail/post..
>>
>> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:usd37irBIHA.748@xxxxxx

>>> 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.
>>>
>>> --
>>> John Barnett MVP
>>> Associate Expert
>>> Windows - Shell/User
>>>
>>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>>
>>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of
>>> any kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the
>>> accuracy, reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not
>>> be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages
>>> arising out of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions
>>> expressed in this mail/post..
>>>
>>> <robertNOSPAMmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:uogDyJrBIHA.5752@xxxxxx
>>>>
>>>> "Blue Max" <mailrichard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:8C47F6BC-12F5-405D-A30E-5B0F1234F409@xxxxxx
>>>>> 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?
>>>> If you are using Windows Mail, click on Tools/Synchronize All.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>