thunderbird: removing unwanted posts

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by NewB, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. NewB

    NewB Guest

    I am trying to use thunderbird for newsgroups, instead of agent.

    With agent, if i wanted to delete a post or a thread, all i had to do
    was highlight it and press DEL

    When I added a kill filter it would offer to immediately filter and
    delete the targeted messages.

    With thunderbird, I can't find how to do either.

    When i want to delete a crap post of spam or idiocy, i tried clicking
    delete, but that is linked to the largely ignored 'cancel' command. I
    can't find any menu control to dump unwanted messages so they don't use
    up any disk space.

    When I add a filter and select 'delete' as the reaction to a match,
    nothing happens. The posts remain. I don't see any method for
    activating the filter so it will remove the unwanted posts.

    Is this the current design behavior? or am I missing some commands to
    do these things?
    NewB, Feb 13, 2005
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  2. NewB

    samuel Guest

    from an earlier message
    Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird forums

    groups netscape.public.mozilla.*
    samuel, Feb 13, 2005
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  3. The .php link takes me to a directory of categories. Is that what you
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Feb 13, 2005
  4. NewB

    Star Guest

    Do your self a favor and use Agent until the newsgroups portion gets
    setteled in thunderbird. I went the Firefox + Thunderbird change over
    about 3 weeks ago and find Firefox OK and the Email of Thunderbird
    is usable but was really shocked a how poor the newsgroups part is
    especially having used Agent for over 8 years.
    Star, Feb 13, 2005
  5. NewB

    NewB Guest

    This has been the behavior since long ago in netscape days, carried over
    into mozilla and now thunderbird. I am not sure it will be addressed
    anytime soon. :\

    I can delete unwanted emails.. so why can't unwanted newsgroup posts be

    Could it really be that difficult? Is there any future vision or plan?
    NewB, Feb 13, 2005
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