[SpamCop-List] Re: keeping SpamCop newgroup articles
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Jan 28 11:38:57 EST 2004
"R. P. McCormick" <nobody at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:bv8los$qe7$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> OK ... I use OE ... and I've been download (and keeping)
> all SpamCop newsgroup articles.
> But in doing some recent research I notice that now the oldest
> posting in spamcop.spam is from a fortnight ago or so ...
> and the oldest topic in this group is from 5 Nov 2003.
> Did something happen to kill off all the old articles?
Strange, in my head, it was a number of years ago that Julian
himself stated that most of these groups would only have a
retention time of a (off the top of my head again) couple
> Is this a problem with OE (yea, I know, its Microsoft software)
Again, reaching back into the dusty brain cell department,
this was a major shift in the way things worked, but know
I can't recall if that was at the OE5 or the OE6 release. I
recall that there was boatloads of bitching about this change
over in the Microsoft OE newsgroups. (And yes, due to
spam and virus issues, even Microsoft has turned down the
retention time of their newsgroups)
> or did something happen on the SpamCop news server that
> caused the articles to expire on my end?
Per the above, I'm surprised that you're surprised <g>
> Dang - there was a LOT of good information in there ...
Normal suggestion for retention of the good stuff is to
drag those specific items into a new Folder you've created
under your Local InBox. There they will remain until you
delete them yourself.
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