If you've opened a newsgroup message, and wish to
reply to it, this toolbar icon takes you
to an area where you can post a reply message. For more
information on posting a newsgroup message, please
(tm): This feature will tag the message that
you are viewing and it will send you an email
notification when someone posts a reply to that
message. This is a
great feature for anyone that wants to keep track
of interesting newsgroup discussions, without
having to monitor a newsgroup on a routine basis.
To use this feature, simply click "ReplyTrac (tm)"
and select your tracking and notification
settings. After you've selected the
"ReplyTrac (tm)" option, you may edit
or remove those settings from your "Direct
Read News Preferences".
If you wished to see the entire header for a
particular newsgroup message, "Source"
will display all of that information for you,
including the NNTP Posting Host, Message ID, and
Reference IDs associated with the message. In
addition, if a person has posted a multimedia file
(photo, video, sound, etc.), the raw binary source
for that file will be displayed as well.
Have you ever posted a message to the newsgroups that you
wanted to take back or remove? "Cancel" will let you remove a message
that you've posted to a newsgroup. Simply locate your
message within the newsgroups, open the message
with Direct Read News, and click "Cancel". Direct
Read News will take a few seconds to verify that you
posted the initial message, and it will automatically
remove the message from the newsgroup at that
Two powerful search engines have been built into
Direct Read News. "Content Search" locates message content within the various
newsgroups, and unlike static databases, this realtime search engine retrieves the latest messages posted within Usenet.
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.