how do you delete message

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mick Parkinson, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Does anyone know how to delete a message that you have posted to a
    newsgroup?
    Thanks Mick.
     
    Mick Parkinson, Dec 2, 2004
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  2. Mick Parkinson

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Mick Parkinson vaguely muttered something like ...
    Once it's gone it's mostly too late.

    You can try highlighting the message and selecting Message - Cancel Message,
    but not all servers honour cancel messages, and it does get propogated to
    many very quickly ..
     
    Paul - xxx, Dec 2, 2004
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  3. Mick Parkinson

    why? Guest

    Yes, but you do want an expanded answer like how?
    Depends on what app you use to post and if cancel messages are still
    allowed any more. Is fairly easy to spoof headers and cancel messages
    that aren't yours.

    It's usually a waste of time unless it's your ISPs closed groups,
    because the message spreads to other servers so fast.

    For Forte Agent, select the posted message, click Post / Cancel Usenet
    Message.

    In case OE, which you are using doesn't have a help file.

    It's Message / Cancel Message.

    From the help file, search using 'cancel' as the keyword -

    To cancel a posted message
    In the Folders list, select the newsgroup where you posted the message,
    and then select your message.

    On the Message menu, click Cancel Message.
    Notes
    You can only cancel messages that you posted.

    After you cancel a message, it may take some time for it to be removed
    from your server and other servers on the Internet. Canceling a message
    does not remove it from another user's computer if the user downloaded
    the message before it was canceled.



    Me
     
    why?, Dec 2, 2004
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  4. Mick Parkinson

    Pennywise Guest

    On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:19:44 GMT, "Mick Parkinson"

    |> Does anyone know how to delete a message that you have posted to a
    |> newsgroup?

    Goto alt.test
    Do what OE users do to Catch-up on a group, so you don't get a ton of
    stuff.
    Post a message there. then grab all the headers and your posted message.
    don't grab the message body, delete it as per Why's instructions.
    (don't delete the header from your end)

    Wait awhile, then try to retrieve your message, if you get a "message is
    no longer available" your ISP allows you to delete messages.
     
    Pennywise, Dec 2, 2004
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  5. Mick Parkinson

    anthonyberet Guest

    The others have told you that you may be able to cancel from your server,
    but this wont mean it is gone from the rest of Usenet.
    You might want to remove it from the Google archive anyway:
    http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/help.html#9
     
    anthonyberet, Dec 2, 2004
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  6. Mick Parkinson

    Rob K Guest

    1) You're replying to Anthony.
    2) Being a puff, true or not, has nothing to with OP's question.
    Undoubtedly you've got a lot of experience in sobering up and arse
    kissing in the morning.

    Please get rid of the stupid AVG sig.
     
    Rob K, Dec 2, 2004
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  7. Mick Parkinson

    trout Guest

    Miss this one yesterday? --
    "I'd say he's got some."
     
    trout, Dec 3, 2004
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  8. Mick Parkinson

    Rob K Guest

    On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 17:28:49 -0800, trout wrote:

    <snip>

    Didn't read that one ...
    Thank you trout.
     
    Rob K, Dec 3, 2004
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