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bxle 05-09-2005 12:11 AM

Re: Finding information in this newgroup
 
Good points, Frank.
Encouraging folks to help themselves using whatever mechanism works for them
is good for everyone (almost, anyway...)


"Frank Boyne" <frank.boyne@unisys.com> wrote in message
news:%23UAqBpCVFHA.4000@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> "Andre Da Costa" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eQKGdbCVFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>I have to be honest, the search function in OE ain't all that its almost
>>like a rubix cube.

>
> How good the OE search is depends heavily on how you've configured OE. In
> Tools | Options | Maintenance if you set the options to delete read news
> messages too soon then your search will have limited usefulness 'cause
> there's not very much to search. Likewise, if you configure "Headers
> only" synchronisation then you can't search the bodies of as-yet unread
> messages.
>
> On the other hand, keep everything forever and you'll need terabytes of
> storage :to hold it all -(
>
> Typically Google is a much better search tool for newsgroups, they do have
> terabytes of storage. However so far but they only have a handful of the
> posts from this newsgroup. Still, Google search should only get better
> http://groups-beta.google.com/advanc....64bit.general
>
> Another option is Microsoft's web interface to newsgroups. I don't like
> using it to read news but it is useful as a search tool when Google
> doesn't work
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities....64bit.general
>





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