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Herb, I need to ask you a question referring to newsgroups.  Can you email
me at ki-sol at online dot no?  I tried to reach you through the herb garden
but as suspected it was not a valid address.
Thanks
Kirsten



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Sorry, but I generally don't do personal e-mail.

If you're the same Kirsten or Kirsten Sollie who's posted from 3 or 4
different accounts in the past year, then you already know a lot about
newsgroups! :)   If you're not, and the names are just a coincidence,
then I apologize.

  - Herb

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Hi Herb,
That is me.  We moved (far) and had to get a new ISP.  I am having trouble
with Forte Agent accessing certain newsgroups and thought you might have
some advice ;-)  I have been googling for info on how to fix it but so far,
nothing.

Kirsten



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subscribe  to
alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent


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 Okay, I tried that but only find 3 messages there and not what I am looking
for.  What am I supposed to do with it?
Thanks for your suggestion.  There is something here I am not getting.
Kifrsten



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Kifrsten you are not saying which reader you used to
find the messages, there is the first problem.
Using Easynews, as my Server, I see there are 7,000 messages available.
Really there needs to be more information with your post, say more.

here is a suggestion.
Remove the group from your reader.
Refresh the group list.
Subscribe to that group again.
Select "get all headers".

When that method does not give you the list of messages available try this.

Make a new post to alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent
[Sample only]

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Subject: Reading a Group
Body:
I am having trouble with Forte Agent accessing certain newsgroups.
I am certain my server carries these groups because I read them prior
to relocating my computer to my new city.
Please advise me on what it is I need to do to prove Forte Agent
is not broken.
I am using Version 2.0/32.652 (or whatever)

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Make sure you can see your post list in the group.
Wait at least one day before getting any answer.
If you do not get any answers. Repost this.

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Subject: re: Reading a Group
Body:
I am having trouble with Forte Agent accessing certain newsgroups.
Now I am not positive my posting for help is working.
Will someone please tell me my post is working.

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someone will be watching for your post.


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Okay, I will try that.  I was using Comcast in the US.  I am now trying
news.unina.it and teleportsv which are both free servers. I found the group.
I have refreshed it several times and subscribed again.  I still get the
same 3 headers (from July, about Corvette designs). It is really
frustrating!

Kirsten



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Your experience indicates those servers are not carrying
the design group.
Try other servers. Some of the paid servers have trial
subscriptions.
Money back [conditional] if you are not happy.
http://www.forteinc.com/apn/index.php

You can use such a facility to test all of your setup proving
the problem is server access and not your desktop.

ciao


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Thanks for the help.  I did as you said and got a response on a.u-o-f-e
saying i should try free.sonic-news.com.  I did and all the headers showed
up!  Unfortunately I can't access the files.  I just get an error message.
Maybe not all servers are equipped to handle binary files?

Kirsten



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That is true.  My ISP had binaries when they carried USENET, but they've
dropped it all now.  My new service doesn't have binaries.  Looking
around at what's available, I haven't seen one free service that offers
binaries.  My search is not exhaustive, but the trend seems to be not to
have them.

--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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What an interesting find!
I followed your post and now have a new server to help with
getting files. For free to! Fantastic news!
Do you see Masquerade Ball 2 in the design group?
I have the designs all down very easy using the sonic server.
You might need to ask in the design group for help with downloading.
Thank you for that question in the Agent group.
That was a great help :)

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I tried downloading again today and it worked!  I think there were too many
people in last night.  I kept getting a message that there were 2/2
connections or something like that.  I will cross my fingers.

Kirsten



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