Important Newsgroup Information

Article ID: 774

Newsgroup Changes

Attention Newsgroup users,

On March 31, 2008, newsgroup header numbering will be reset to match that of our new backend services. On that date, you will be able to easily make this transition by simply purging and reloading the headers of the subscribed newsgroups in your news client. Instructions for conducting this action in various news clients are included at the end of this message. If your preferred client is not included, please refer to the specific help documentation for the client. Below are the steps necessary to purge and reload newsgroup headers in news clients. There is also a maximum of 3 connections to the server.

Best Regards,
Infinity Internet Support

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NewsBin Pro:

1. Select all newsgroups you are subscribed to. To select all newsgroups, click on the first group then hold the shift key and click on the last group.

2. From the Groups menu, select "Post Storage", then "Delete Stored Posts".

3. Download headers again. For large binary newsgroups, this may take a long time. To limit the headers, right-click on the newsgroup name and select "Download Special".

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NewsLeecher:

1. Select all newsgroups you are subscribed to. To select all newsgroups, click on the first group then hold the shift key and click on the last group.

2. Right-click on the selected newsgroups. From the popup menu, click "Selected: Purge Group".

3. Download headers again. For large binary newsgroups, this may take a long time. To limit the headers, right-click on the newsgroup name, select "Update" and choose the number of headers you would like.

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Thunderbird and Outlook Express:

Because these are primarily email clients, there is no way to purge headers. You will need to remove your current server, create a new server for Infinity News, download the list of available newsgroups, and re-subscribe to your desired newsgroups.

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Forte Agent:

1. Select the folder containing your newsgroups, right-click and select "Purge".

2. Download headers again. For large binary newsgroups, this may take a long time.