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Thunderbird and news servers
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The Real Bev
2017-07-28 20:42:39 UTC
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If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...

Any insight?
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Lynn McGuire
2017-07-28 23:15:55 UTC
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Post by The Real Bev
If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...
Any insight?
I only see that message when I have the same newsgroup being sent to as
being subscribed through two news servers. I use news.aioe.org as a backup.

Lynn
Lewis
2017-07-29 01:28:17 UTC
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Post by The Real Bev
If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...
Any insight?
Thunderbird is the suck.
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night. That when I get older, these kids are going to take care of me
Carl: I wouldn't count on it.
Paul
2017-07-29 02:02:42 UTC
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Post by The Real Bev
If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...
Any insight?
Purely for your entertainment, there is a workaround.

The Newsgroups fields allow more than one format. In the
second case, the destination newsserver name goes first, then
a slash, then the newsgroup name. Is specifying the newsserver
on both the Newsgroup line and also at the top of the tool
when sending redundant ? Yes. This is a workaround, so it
doesn't have to make sense.

eternal-september.support

news.eternal-september.org/eternal-september.support

Now, when Thunderbird sends the message, it strips the
server portion, leaving just the actual newsgroup behind,
then sends that. The message still goes to
eternal-september.support in both cases. Using the server
name is a "tie breaker" for some bad design in the source
code. The actual sent message will have a conventional
appearance.

So a working example might be:

Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/rec.arts.sf.written
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/alt.fan.heinlein

That should at least allow the message to be sent, even
if it isn't very convenient.

Paul
The Real Bev
2017-07-29 02:50:29 UTC
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Post by The Real Bev
If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...
Any insight?
Purely for your entertainment, there is a workaround.
The Newsgroups fields allow more than one format. In the
second case, the destination newsserver name goes first, then
a slash, then the newsgroup name. Is specifying the newsserver
on both the Newsgroup line and also at the top of the tool
when sending redundant ? Yes. This is a workaround, so it
doesn't have to make sense.
eternal-september.support
news.eternal-september.org/eternal-september.support
Now, when Thunderbird sends the message, it strips the
server portion, leaving just the actual newsgroup behind,
then sends that. The message still goes to
eternal-september.support in both cases. Using the server
name is a "tie breaker" for some bad design in the source
code. The actual sent message will have a conventional
appearance.
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/rec.arts.sf.written
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/alt.fan.heinlein
That should at least allow the message to be sent, even
if it isn't very convenient.
YESSS. Just prefacing the group with n.e-s worked like a charm!

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Lewis
2017-07-29 06:24:00 UTC
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Post by Paul
Post by The Real Bev
If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/rec.arts.sf.written
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/alt.fan.heinlein
YESSS. Just prefacing the group with n.e-s worked like a charm!
I stand by my earlier comment: Thunderbird is the suck.

(Oh, and TBird has been doing this for... a decade?)
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The Real Bev
2017-07-29 06:35:45 UTC
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Post by Lewis
Post by The Real Bev
Post by Paul
Post by The Real Bev
If I try to reply to a post which is posted in more than one newsgroup,
TB38/linux tells me it can't post to more than one SERVER at a time.
You're the only server I'm using, and the newsgroups are all on your
server. This started a couple of years ago, but everything reaches a
threshold eventually...
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/rec.arts.sf.written
Newsgroup: news.eternal-september.org/alt.fan.heinlein
YESSS. Just prefacing the group with n.e-s worked like a charm!
I stand by my earlier comment: Thunderbird is the suck.
(Oh, and TBird has been doing this for... a decade?)
It was Netscape in 1994, and Mosaic before that. I used both. It's
nice when things have easy fixes.
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Cheers, Bev
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run
out of other people's money." --Maggie Thatcher
s|b
2017-07-29 16:22:28 UTC
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Post by Lewis
I stand by my earlier comment: Thunderbird is the suck.
(Oh, and TBird has been doing this for... a decade?)
Crossposting is evil.
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s|b
The Real Bev
2017-07-29 17:20:53 UTC
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Post by Lewis
I stand by my earlier comment: Thunderbird is the suck.
(Oh, and TBird has been doing this for... a decade?)
Crossposting is evil.
When done to stir up trouble, yeah. But it's extremely useful when you
have a question that people in several different groups might be able to
answer.
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Cheers, Bev
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run
out of other people's money." --Maggie Thatcher
lew
2017-07-29 19:22:50 UTC
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Post by s|b
Post by Lewis
I stand by my earlier comment: Thunderbird is the suck.
(Oh, and TBird has been doing this for... a decade?)
Crossposting is evil.
When done to stir up trouble, yeah. But it's extremely useful when you
have a question that people in several different groups might be able to
answer.
Especially when there is lots of finger-pointing by the support in
various software, hardware & OS & connection areas.

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