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Old September 15th 18, 07:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default On OE6 - How do I suppress a certain newsgroup thread ?

Hello All,

I'm using Outlook Express 6 for my newsgroup browsing, and have arrived at a
point where I would like to be able to suppress (hide/delete) a certain
thread, meaning a certain post and all future replies to it.

OE 6 is able to block senders, but that does not extend to responses to such
messages.

I can also put a "you don't want to read this" marker on messages (which
does extend to replies made to it) but alas, those are *very* visible
(actually having the opposite effect :-) ).

Does anyone have an idea how to do it ?

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old September 15th 18, 09:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ralph Fox
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Default On OE6 - How do I suppress a certain newsgroup thread ?

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:52:53 +0200, R.Wieser wrote:

Hello All,

I'm using Outlook Express 6 for my newsgroup browsing, and have arrived at a
point where I would like to be able to suppress (hide/delete) a certain
thread, meaning a certain post and all future replies to it.

OE 6 is able to block senders, but that does not extend to responses to such
messages.

I can also put a "you don't want to read this" marker on messages (which
does extend to replies made to it) but alas, those are *very* visible
(actually having the opposite effect :-) ).

Does anyone have an idea how to do it ?



Use "Message Ignore Thread".

You can hide ignored threads so they are not visible at all

INITIAL SET-UP

Create a view which hides ignored messages...

1. Go to "View Current View Define Views"
2. Click "New"
3. In box 1, "Select the Conditions", put a check-mark next to
"Where the message is watched or ignored"
4. In box 2 "View Description"
3.1 Click on the underlined "watched or ignored" and select "Ignore"
3.2 Click on the underlined "Show/Hide" and select "Hide"
5. In box 3 "Name of the view", enter the name "Hide Ignored Messages"
6. Click OK.

THEN, TO HIDE IGNORED THREADS

Change your view to your new "Hide Ignored Messages"...

7. Go to "View Current View Define Views"
8. Select "Hide Ignored Messages"
9. Click "Apply View..."
10. Take your choice of
( ) The currently selected folder
( ) All of my folders
11. Click "OK"


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Kind regards
Ralph
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Old September 15th 18, 10:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default On OE6 - How do I suppress a certain newsgroup thread ?

Ralph,

Use "Message Ignore Thread".


Thats the "you don't want to read this" marker I mentioned (I've set the
"watch or hide" column to be visible - I "watch" my own messages, causing
replies to them to stand out).

You can hide ignored threads so they are not visible at all


Although I was aware that I could create message rules, I was not aware I
could change views in a similar way. So thank you for both mentioning it
as well as the thorough explanation. :-)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old September 15th 18, 10:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default On OE6 - Change user blocking to ignoring ?

Ralph,

I do not directly see it and can easily imagine it doesn't even exist, but I
have to ask:

Is there a possibility to change the effect of the "blocked (newsgroup)
senders list" from outright deleting their messages to them being ignored ?

The reason I'm asking is that that way I can, if needed, always unhide them
to see what they wrote - which isn't* possible when the posts are deleted.

*well, unblocking them, deleting the involved .DBX and than revisiting
newsgroup will (reloading all messages), but its cumbersome.

I already have made a message rule to emulate the above, but that makes
maintaining of its blocklist cumbersome (having to add / remove "apply to"
entries) ...

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old September 15th 18, 11:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ralph Fox
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Default On OE6 - Change user blocking to ignoring ?

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:46:26 +0200, R.Wieser wrote:

Ralph,

I do not directly see it and can easily imagine it doesn't even exist, but I
have to ask:

Is there a possibility to change the effect of the "blocked (newsgroup)
senders list" from outright deleting their messages to them being ignored ?

The reason I'm asking is that that way I can, if needed, always unhide them
to see what they wrote - which isn't* possible when the posts are deleted.

*well, unblocking them, deleting the involved .DBX and than revisiting
newsgroup will (reloading all messages), but its cumbersome.

I already have made a message rule to emulate the above, but that makes
maintaining of its blocklist cumbersome (having to add / remove "apply to"
entries) ...



Not that I know of. AFAIK you would have to replace the "Blocked
Senders" entries with rules to mark the message as ignored.


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Ralph
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Old September 15th 18, 11:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default On OE6 - Change user blocking to ignoring ?

Ralph,

Not that I know of.


I was already afraid of that. Oh well, nothing lost.

AFAIK you would have to replace the "Blocked Senders"
entries with rules to mark the message as ignored.


Yep. Thats what I described in the last paragraph. :-)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old September 17th 18, 04:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
George
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Default On OE6 - How do I suppress a certain newsgroup thread ?


"R.Wieser" wrote in message
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Hello All,

I'm using Outlook Express 6 for my newsgroup browsing, and have
arrived at a point where I would like to be able to suppress
(hide/delete) a certain thread, meaning a certain post and all
future replies to it.

OE 6 is able to block senders, but that does not extend to responses
to such messages.

I can also put a "you don't want to read this" marker on messages
(which does extend to replies made to it) but alas, those are *very*
visible (actually having the opposite effect :-) ).

Does anyone have an idea how to do it ?

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


Here is a method given by someone who responded to a similar post some
time ago:

With OE open: Edit | Find | Message | in Subject, type
or paste the subject of the offending message | Find now
| In lower pane, right-click on the message line | Move
to Folder | Deleted Items (under Local Folders).

Regards,
George


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Old September 17th 18, 08:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default On OE6 - How do I suppress a certain newsgroup thread ?

George,

Here is a method given by someone who responded to a similar post some
time ago: [snip]


Thanks, thats quite a novel way to do it. I would not have expected *new*
messages (posted into that thread) to be redirected to the "deleted" folder
too.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old September 20th 18, 08:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default On OE6 - Change user blocking to ignoring ? - an observation

Ralph,

Just as a heads-up:

AFAIK you would have to replace the "Blocked Senders"
entries with rules to mark the message as ignored.


It looks like the display rules are applied before the filtering ones. That
means that a new message that gets the rule applied to be ignored will still
be visible in the list - but be invisible after that.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


 




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