If someone knows a better newsgroup for this question, please suggest\nit. My ISP has a contract with Giganews for newsgroup service. Their\nretention and speed are excellent. Validation is through IP address, I\nassume, because it doesn't require a username or password to access.\nHowever, I use an OLD news reader (Netscape 3.04G). Since this reader\nhas a feature that no other newsreader has, I do not want to change.\n(Pressing the "Thread" button on the toolbar causes the current thread\nto be marked read and jumps to the next unread message. Thunderbird\ncomes close, but it is still two clicks.)\n\nThe problem is, I cannot post to newsgroups. I get an error "Message\nsent, waiting for reply", but the reply never comes. Giganews is not\nwilling to help troubleshoot the problem because of the age of the\nnewsreader. Does anyone have a technical explanation for what may be\ngoing on with the inability to post? The MTUs on my router are set to\n1492, since the broadband connection is DSL.\n\nI've tried to switch to other newsreaders, including X-News, Forte Agent\n(both versions), Outlook Express, and Thunderbird. I even offered to pay\nsomeone to make a modification to Thunderbird for me. The modification\nwould be a very easy one for someone who knows how to do that sort of\nthing. I've heard that there are newsreaders that allow you to create\ncustom macro-driven toolbars. That approach might work, but I have not\nbeen able to find out when newsreader has that functionality.\n\nIf I recall, Thunderbird has the functionality I want as a keyboard\nshortcut, but I want it is a toolbar button. After all, "PC" stands for\nPERSONAL computer!\n\nThanks!