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16. Reference

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In this section you will find a few pieces of information that might be handy in making Sylpheed more clear for you in respect to the used shortcut keys, and a layout of the format of the address book. -

16.1 Short-Cut Key List -

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Shortcuts to the File menu: -

- -Shortcuts to the Edit menu - - -Shortcuts to the View menu - - -Shortcuts to the Message menu - - -Shortcuts to the Summary menu - - -Shortcuts to the Tool menu: - -

16.2 Data Format of Address Book -

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The addressbook is located in  /.sylpheed. It is named addressbook.xml. -The general format of the addressbook is: -

< addressbook > -

< common_address > -

< group name="Common addresses" > -

< item > -

< name > Paul < /name > -

< address > paul@nlpagan.net < /address > -

< remarks > Writes Sylph. manual < /remarks > -

< /item > -

< /group > -

< /common_address > -

< /addressbook > -

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14. NetNews

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What is netnews?

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Netnews, also called Usenet, is a collection of "news servers" that +contain a great deal of information. News, as it is called in short, +can be about anything. About making your own wine, about old cars or +radios. You name it, and there probably is a newsgroup about it.

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This is what we will set up here. Accessing newsgroups. Note that +this is different from e-mails. You can almost compare it to a mailing +list, but yet the concept is a bit different.

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14.1 Adding +and Deleting Servers +

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Adding a news server

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To add a news server, go to the configuration menu and select the +"Create new account" option. +There you can name the news-account to anything of your liking. This is +important, so you can identify the account later.

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In the BASIC tab, in the block 'personal information' you also can +enter your own name, your e-mail address (so you can reply to news +message by e-mail), optionally your organization (if you are organized +at all).

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In the block 'Server information' you select the "News (NNTP)" +protocol. Forget about "Inbox", that does not matter in this setup. +Next you enter the name of the newsserver you want to connect to. You +can get that name from your ISP, if you don't already have that.

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If you need to log into the news server, check the box next to "This +server requires authentication", and then fill the fields for User ID +and Password.

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Next step is to go to the Send tab. Since Receive is only there for +e-mail, there is no need to do anything there. You can't even do +anything in the Receive tab, for that matter. So, in Send you can +select a few options: +

+ +The next items only apply to when you reply to a news message through +e-mail. You can set an automatic CC, BCC or Reply-To address here. In +case your ISP requires SMTP authentication, you can select the checkbox +here below. +

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The next tab, Compose, allows you to select a default signature +file. This will be added to each post to the newsgroups you do.

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Finally, in the "Advanced" tab, you can specify the port on which +Sylpheed-Claws has to connect to the news server. The default is 119, and +only in rare cases you should have to do something about that.

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Now you click "OK" and the account is created! You can verify this +by checking the folder pane in Sylpheed. There you will see a new +folder created with the name of the account you entered, and (news) +behind it.

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Deleting a news-server.

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If you want to delete a news-account, right-click the news-folder +and select "Remove news account". After confirming that you want this +to be done, the account and all files related will be removed.

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14.2 Subscribing +and Unsubscribing to NewsGroups +

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Okay. Here the real stuff begins. First you have to let Sylpheed +load the list of news groups that is on the news system. Right-click +the new NEWS folder and select "Subscribe to newsgroups". Sylpheed-Claws will +tell you that the groups need to be downloaded, so sit back and wait a +while. Of course, during time, new groups are added, and dead groups +are removed. For this you can click the "refresh" button in the +newsgroup dialog, so a new list is downloaded and you are up to date

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After a while the groups are loaded and displayed in a window. Now +you can look up a group that is interesting, for example +comp.os.linux.networking. Click the name once and then select OK. The +group will be added to the news folder as a subfolder. When you now +click the name of the new subfolder, Sylpheed-Claws will connect to the news +server and download the headers (subject lines, in e-mail talk), to +your computer. Some groups have -large- amounts of articles, so this +may take a while!!

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14.3 Reading +News +

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When the articles are displayed, in the summary view, you can click +one of them to be downloaded so you can read it. This will usually go +very quickly on discussion groups.

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If you want to respond to a message, press Alt-R (or press "Reply") +and a message window will pop up, with the name of the newsgroup +already in the "To" field. Depending on whether or not you selected +quoting of the message, the original message will be in the body of the +message already. Write away, then send, and soon the entire world will +be able to read what you wrote on the subject.

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Starting a new message in a newsgroup is equally simple: press Alt-N +(or click "New"), the name of the newsgroup is in the "To" field, and +you can write your question or reply.

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A note about binary files

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In newsgroups you can download binary files. These are programs, +images etc. Often these are posted as so called UUencoded files. +Sylpheed-Claws will as upto version 0.5.1 not decode UUencoded files. You +need to save these articles to disk as separate files, and use a +separate decoder program, like juju, to decode the garble of text. A +UUencoded file usually looks something like this:

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begin 666 sundown.jpg

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after which you will find nicely formatted blocks of characters that +don't seem to mean anything.

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