Multipart Messages

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Phil Keys, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. Phil Keys

    Phil Keys Guest

    Holding the control key and clicking on each message is slow and cumbersome,
    is their a better and quicker way to handle this task.
     
    Phil Keys, Jul 17, 2004
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  2. Phil Keys

    why? Guest

    On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 16:52:29 GMT, Phil Keys wrote:

    >Holding the control key and clicking on each message is slow and cumbersome,
    >is their a better and quicker way to handle this task.


    This would be for OE?

    In any case, try any of the answers to the many previous posts
    recommending newsreaders for handling binary files.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?group=24hoursupport.helpdesk

    courtesy of gangle:
    ------------------------

    To assemble a multi-part post using Outlook Express,
    click part 1, then, while holding down the Ctrl key,
    click each of the remaining parts. When you have
    highlighted the last part, Right click and choose
    "Combine and Decode." Make sure all parts are in
    order in the window that pops up, then click "OK."
    When all parts have downloaded and been decoded,
    a window will appear with the File Icon in the
    bottom left corner (OE4) or in the "Attach"
    line (OE5 & 6). Right click on the icon, choose
    "save as" and, within the browser window that
    appears, choose "Desktop" as the place to initially
    save it. If you want to keep it, you can later CUT and
    PASTE it from Desktop to any folder you want.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: In OE4 it is possible to download
    a multi-part binary while simultaneously reading or
    posting to other NGs, or reading/sending email -- But:
    in the "upgraded" OE5 & 6, downloading a multi-part file
    makes the program UNUSABLE for most other functions
    while the process goes on; so, if you frequently want to
    download multi-part binary files, it's more practical
    to use a dedicated news reading and posting program,
    such as Agent ("Full" Agent @ $29 -- NOT Free Agent):
    http://www.forteinc.com/agent/index.php
    or Xnews (free):
    http://xnews.newsguy.com/
    or Gravity (free):
    http://lightning.prohosting.com/~tbates/gravity/start1.html
    for downloading binaries.
    Also, for $35, there is Newsbin, which is strictly
    for downloading binaries:
    http://www.newsbin.com/ .
    You could still use OE5 or 6 as an email program
    and to view/post to text-only NGs, while using one of
    the above programs to retrieve binaries.

    yEnc is a type of binary to text encoding that has much
    less "overhead" than Uuencoded files.
    Note: OE does not internally decode yEnc messages.
    You must use a third-party program to acheive this,
    the easiest being yProxy:
    http://makeashorterlink.com/?X15D24D96




    Me
     
    why?, Jul 17, 2004
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  3. Phil Keys

    Ionizer Guest

    "Phil Keys" <> wrote in message
    news:hPcKc.1544$...
    > Holding the control key and clicking on each message is slow and

    cumbersome,
    > is their a better and quicker way to handle this task.


    Using OE for the task of combining and decoding binaries files is
    problematic and, as you say, "slow and cumbersome." For what it's worth,
    here's my preferred approach:
    http://www.geekregime.com/showthread.php?t=179

    Regards,
    Ian (aka Jordancat)
     
    Ionizer, Jul 17, 2004
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  4. Phil Keys wrote:
    > Holding the control key and clicking on each message is slow and cumbersome,
    > is their a better and quicker way to handle this task.
    >
    >


    Click the first part and then hold down the shift key and click on the
    last part.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Jul 17, 2004
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