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Something odd is happening , I was hoping one of you might know the answer.
I am reading this group with Outlook Express and for some reason when I go
and get the messages it tells me I have a certain number of new messages
example 54 but when I look at the messages I only have a few of them. I have
the setting ticked for new messages only, which is the way that I have
always had it. Any ideas or suggestions please?
I don't have this problem with Rec Crafts Textiles Sewing, which is odd.
Thank you Claire



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If you read rcts first and marked all read when you left then any cross
posted will not show up as unread when you get to alt.sewing. At least that
is the way it works on mine.

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Ron Anderson
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At the moment I have  according to the box 33 messages ( the number is
highlighted in blue) that just aren't there and I am aware that I have
various posts marked re....... but no original message. Thats why I am
confused, but then I am easily confused:!

I don't mark all read when I leave rct but they are usualy read any way.

Claire



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Look on the bottom line of your screen,under the little slide bar. Does it
say xxx messages, xx unread, xx not downloaded? At this point mine reads 737
messages, 17 unread, 53 not downloaded. That means that on my computer I
have 17 new messages to read and 53 are still wating to be downloaded. The
number highlighted in blue is 70. 17+ 50==70. Check it out.
JJ
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Yes it says 33 not down loaded, thing is I thought I had downloaded them!
When I click to collect all the messages they usualy all come in, I've never
had this before.
Now I've clicked on catch up and everything has cleared but I don't know
where those 33 messages are, I wonder if they were Spam or blocked senders ?
The mystery deepens.
Claire



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Claire, I have my Outlook Express to retreive 300 messages at a time... have
you checked under TOOLS/OPTIONS/READ .... under News there is a number you
enter. I've always had mine set for 300 as I check the ng's frequently. You
might want to bump it up and see what happens. I think it's because
alt.sewing is SO much more active than the other groups, and you might not
be configured to retrieve all of it.



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One more thing, after you have set it to whatever... say, 1000 msg.... go
back to TOOLS/RETRIEVE NEXT 1000 HEADERS. I don't know exactly which
messages will come up, it might be everything on the server, or everything
within a time frame but I'm not too clear on that part.

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I just reset my computer to 400 messages and then had to go to tools get
next 400 messages and it worked. Learm something ne every day.
JJ

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I have just checked and I am set to recieve 450 messages,seems enough to me.
I usualy pick up 1st thing every morning and a couple of times on a sat or
sunday so not picking up often enough shouldn't be the problem.

Since I clicked catch up it seems to be loading the amout that it says it
has picked up but the missing ones from the previous days are still lost in
the wilderness, makes for some wierd breaks in chat if I reading through a
thread!

I will pay close attention for the next few days. Thank you
Claire



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Claire, Did you also try clicking on get all 450 messages? That's how I was
able to get them all. No more little blue numbers since I cleared it out the
first time.
JJ
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I should rephrase that, No more little blue numbers after I open them all!
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Yes I understand you,  and I did pick up the next 450 and although the
missing 33 haven't appeared so far today they are all coming in and
"changing colour when read"
Maybe it was a weekend gremlin? Who knows!
Thank you fingers crossed that all is as it should be now.
Claire



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Let us know how it goes.
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