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Re: server, group, category, agent... can I download headers? or otherwi

From: Adam Sjøgren
Subject: Re: server, group, category, agent... can I download headers? or otherwise prevent having to wait everytime I click on a group?
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 12:09:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Brady Trainor <> writes:

> The second one, it seems I would need to download this somehow. I have seen
> it suggested (in the documentation) that I shouldn't try this unless my
> connection is really slow and my disk space is huge. But can I still at
> least save all headers, or whatever it is I'm waiting for to load all 80,000
> summaries (in "gmane.emacs.orgmode")? 

Just building the summary for that many articles will take a
considerable amount of time, I think.

The usual way to handle this, is that you only see unread articles when
you enter a group.

Then the newsreader only needs to fetch the articles that have arrived
since you last entered the group, rather than everything.

(And when you subscribe to a group, you usually start by catching up -
i.e. marking all the old articles as read.)

For comparison, Thunderbird suggests to get the newest 500 articles when
entering a group for the first time; sort of the same thing.

  Best regards,


 "In the past we would do little things for love, but         Adam Sjøgren
  but things, big things required money. Now we can do
  big things for love."

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