This feature allows you to search for messages
that appear in a newsgroup that you are currently
viewing. You can search by "Subject",
"Author" and "Msg-ID", and the
search results will be displayed in a separate
pop-up window. From that pop-up window you can decode binary files, read specific messages, or view an entire discussion thread that a message appears in.
As an example, if you were viewing the "newsguy.general"
newsgroup you could search for any messages in
that group posted by "Bob"...
If you have a preference for the way messages are
sorted within a newsgroup, simply select a sort
option from the pull-down menu, and click the
"Sort" button to change the default
setting for the group. Messages may be sorted by
"Author Name", "Subject",
"Current Date First", "Oldest Date
First", "Detail Discussion Thread",
"Summary Discussion Thread", or
Message: This toolbar icon takes you
to an area where you can post a new
message to a newsgroup, or reply to an existing
message within one of the groups. For more
information on posting a newsgroup message, please
List: Direct Read News offers a variety of
user controlled preferences, and the interface can
be easily customized. As an example, you can
create an access list of your favorite groups,
commonly referred to as a subscribed
list. Once you've subscribed to a collection
of newsgroups, the "Subscribed List" icon
provides a shortcut to that list.
Group: If you are accessing an
interesting newsgroup, and would like to add it to
your current subscribe/group list, simply click the "Add Group"
icon and it will automatically be updated within
Two powerful search engines have been built into
Direct Read News. "Content Search" locates message content within
all of the newsgroups, and unlike static databases, this realtime search engine retrieves the latest messages posted within Usenet.
This feature is different from "Quick
Search" because your search requests would
scan all of the newsgroups, as opposed to a
specific newsgroup you were viewing.
Looking for a particular newsgroup?
"Find Groups" will help you locate a specific
newsgroup or a collection of newsgroups related to
a topic of interest.
This area lets your customize the Direct Read News
interface to your personal preferences. Subscribe to a collection of your
favorite newsgroups, determine how messages will be sorted
in your newsgroups,
increase/decrease the number of messages you wish to view,
create a default signature for your newsgroup messages, and
If you currently maintain an active Newsguy Email account,
this icon provides direct access to your mailbox via our
Direct Read Mail web interface. Newsguy Email accounts may
also be accessed through traditional POP clients such as
Eudora or Outlook Express.
Unfamiliar with a certain Direct Read News
feature? Not sure how to post a message? Having
trouble subscribing to your favorite newsgroups?
"Help" provides you with instant access
to our Direct Read News help pages.