What is yEnc? How do I Combine and Decode?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Oscar Ortega, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Oscar Ortega

    Oscar Ortega Guest

    Please help. Thanks in advance
    Oscar Ortega, Oct 24, 2004
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  2. Oscar Ortega

    joevan Guest

    Get a newsreader. You are using outlook which will never on its own
    use yencode. There are ways around it but the easiest and best is
    Agent Forte or other good newsreader.
    joevan, Oct 24, 2004
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  3. Oscar Ortega

    why? Guest

    Please read previous posts explaining this.

    Don't forget www.google.com
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    Combine and Decode, try the application Help pages. For OE simply press
    F1 to open help and search for 'combine and decode' you don't even need
    to type it all in before the help system finds it.

    Combine and Decode from the often mentioned and reposted gangle post (a
    2003 version).

    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):
    or Xnews (free):
    or Gravity (free):
    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.

    Note: OE does not internally decode yEnc messages.
    You must use a third-party program to acheive this,
    the easiest being yProxy:

    Again, I suggest that, for binaries, it would be more
    practical to just switch to one of the dedicated newsreaders
    mentioned above, which all handle yEnc internally.

    why?, Oct 24, 2004
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