@gmail.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org
>I was forced to buy a Win7 PC because my wireless modem doesn't run
> under *nix. So I thought I'd look at the 'Windows Live Mail' for USEnet
> What a load of crap, compared to Forte-agent that W3.1 had 15 years ago.
I agree that its not very good. I'm currently using Windows Mail (previous
version) which isn't much better. Unfortunatly with Microsoft abandoning
their own newsgroups they seem to be abandoning their tools as well. I've
tried a few but haven't yet found anything that works for me as well as
outlook express used to.
> I've got the Win7 thing running while I'm typing this on a proper system.
> Q1. how do I delete a message after I've read it?
Try the delete key. Personally I don't delete messages, I just leave them
highlighted if unread and non-highlighted once read.
> Q2. can I delete a whole thread?
Again, the delete key.
> Q3. can the 'number of new headers to d/l' be changed from the
> default of 300?
Yes. Windows Live Mail (top left) > Options > Mail > Read > Under "News" you
have the option to set how many headers to get at a time.
> Q4. can I 'mark' headers, while off-line, to fetch the corresponding
> bodies, for several groups, when I go on-line?
Don't know, sorry. I only used it on-line.
You might get a quicker response to queries if you post to the right
newsgroup. Try microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop.
Hope this helps.