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  1. Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    Hi all, I just installed Thunderbird as my newsgroup reader (I'm using
    Evolution for my email) and I find that when I visit my favourite
    newsgroup (alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks) if I try to save one of
    the MP3s posted there, I get nothing but garbage in the message window.
    How do I get it to download the file rather than having it translate
    the binary into ascii text? Thanks!

    Newbie here.

    Dan

  2. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    Dan wrote:
    > Hi all, I just installed Thunderbird as my newsgroup reader (I'm using
    > Evolution for my email) and I find that when I visit my favourite
    > newsgroup (alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks) if I try to save one of
    > the MP3s posted there, I get nothing but garbage in the message window.
    > How do I get it to download the file rather than having it translate
    > the binary into ascii text? Thanks!
    >
    > Newbie here.
    >
    > Dan

    If it's a multi part binary, you can't combine and decode with Thunderbird.
    Use Thunderbird for text groups, pan works nice for binaries.

  3. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    clay wrote:

    > If it's a multi part binary, you can't combine and decode with Thunderbird.
    > Use Thunderbird for text groups, pan works nice for binaries.


    Thanks! That worked just fine. Now if only Thunderbird would do that.
    I realize Thunderbird is a mail program, but it's supposed to work
    with binaries too, but if there's something I want on the ng, I'll use Pan.

    Cheers,
    Dan

  4. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:53:42 GMT
    Dan wrote:

    > clay wrote:
    >
    > > If it's a multi part binary, you can't combine and decode with Thunderbird.
    > > Use Thunderbird for text groups, pan works nice for binaries.

    >
    > Thanks! That worked just fine. Now if only Thunderbird would do that.
    > I realize Thunderbird is a mail program, but it's supposed to work
    > with binaries too, but if there's something I want on the ng, I'll use Pan.


    Would be nice if Thunderbird didn't mess up the thread with you
    filtered on sender/subject.
    Would be nice if it handled yEnc.

    It's a nice program, bit too lightweight though.

    --
    You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
    Stan Laurel

  5. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    Trevor Best illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:53:42 GMT
    > Dan wrote:
    >
    >> clay wrote:
    >>
    >> > If it's a multi part binary, you can't combine and decode with Thunderbird.
    >> > Use Thunderbird for text groups, pan works nice for binaries.

    >>
    >> Thanks! That worked just fine. Now if only Thunderbird would do that.
    >> I realize Thunderbird is a mail program, but it's supposed to work
    >> with binaries too, but if there's something I want on the ng, I'll use Pan.

    >
    > Would be nice if Thunderbird didn't mess up the thread with you
    > filtered on sender/subject.
    > Would be nice if it handled yEnc.
    >
    > It's a nice program, bit too lightweight though.


    I reckon it's utter sh*te.

    --
    Moog

    "Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the
    leather straps."

  6. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    On 2 Oct 2007 18:41:34 GMT
    Moog wrote:

    > Trevor Best illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > > On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:53:42 GMT
    > > Dan wrote:
    > >
    > >> clay wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > If it's a multi part binary, you can't combine and decode with Thunderbird.
    > >> > Use Thunderbird for text groups, pan works nice for binaries.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks! That worked just fine. Now if only Thunderbird would do that.
    > >> I realize Thunderbird is a mail program, but it's supposed to work
    > >> with binaries too, but if there's something I want on the ng, I'll use Pan.

    > >
    > > Would be nice if Thunderbird didn't mess up the thread with you
    > > filtered on sender/subject.
    > > Would be nice if it handled yEnc.
    > >
    > > It's a nice program, bit too lightweight though.

    >
    > I reckon it's utter sh*te.


    Only 'cause you like the '80s interface ;-)

    --
    You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
    Stan Laurel

  7. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    Trevor Best illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > On 2 Oct 2007 18:41:34 GMT
    > Moog wrote:
    >
    >> Trevor Best illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >> > On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:53:42 GMT
    >> > Dan wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> clay wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > If it's a multi part binary, you can't combine and decode with Thunderbird.
    >> >> > Use Thunderbird for text groups, pan works nice for binaries.
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks! That worked just fine. Now if only Thunderbird would do that.
    >> >> I realize Thunderbird is a mail program, but it's supposed to work
    >> >> with binaries too, but if there's something I want on the ng, I'll use Pan.
    >> >
    >> > Would be nice if Thunderbird didn't mess up the thread with you
    >> > filtered on sender/subject.
    >> > Would be nice if it handled yEnc.
    >> >
    >> > It's a nice program, bit too lightweight though.

    >>
    >> I reckon it's utter sh*te.

    >
    > Only 'cause you like the '80s interface ;-)


    Hell yeah. Eye candy is for fannies.

    --
    Moog

    "Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the
    leather straps."

  8. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    On 3 Oct 2007 07:48:25 GMT
    Moog wrote:

    > Hell yeah. Eye candy is for fannies.


    Of course you know the septics are going to take that differently :-)

    --
    You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
    Stan Laurel

  9. Re: Binaries not being translated properly in Thunderbird

    Trevor Best illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > On 3 Oct 2007 07:48:25 GMT
    > Moog wrote:
    >
    >> Hell yeah. Eye candy is for fannies.

    >
    > Of course you know the septics are going to take that differently :-)


    Heh. Quite. The first time I heard the term "Fanny Pack" was an eye
    opener, I'll tell yer.
    When I learned what it meant it raised a bit of a vertical smile. ;-)

    --
    Moog

    "Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the
    leather straps."

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