Klaus Meinhard wrote:
| Using OE, you could try exporting the old news and import them (I
| never tried that, so I don't know if it will work). Or look in the
| web, there are tools to (hopefully) handle that job.
Unfortunately OE has the habit of dropping the newsgroup from its folder
list, though without deleting the actual .dbx file, when the NG is no longer
accessible. This leaves an orphaned file behind. It is based on the false
assumption that NGs never contain anything worth archiving.
For the future I will try a new approach: using message rules, I'll copy
each incoming post into a mail folder (not a news folder). Mail folder
purging is strictly user controlled, mine is set to NEVER, so the
disappearance of the NG or an entire server will not affect old messages.