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Is there a newsreader that retrieves newest headers first?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:41 am
by waveman56
Hello. I was wondering if there was a newsgroup reader that would retrieve headers in reverse order, ie newest headers first. I like newsbin but it retrieves the oldest headers first and some groups are huge. Plus I don't typically need to go back more than a few days to find what I want. Sorry if this question has been asked before (I'v been away from the scene for a while), or if it's a limitation of the newsgroup server.

Re: Is there a newsreader that retrieves newest headers first?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:04 pm
by NewsgroupReviews
Right click on the newsgroup in Newsbin Pro and click "download latest" rather than "download all headers". That should bring back only recent headers.

Re: Is there a newsreader that retrieves newest headers first?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:07 pm
by gorlov
The nntp protocol doesn't have a command to list the headers in reverse order, the server always makes the output in the same order they came in, but you can, as mentioned, request the latest X number of headers instead of all of them.

-G