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Update March 23, 2007: Consider the following post obsolete as Windows Vista compatible version is released. The following is being kept for archival purposes.

Update March 05, 2007: Online help is now partially updated with Windows Mail screenshots for added clarity even though the setup remains identical like with Outlook Express. Final version is  near completion, all the major problems are solved we're now polishing it for the release.

Do/will you support Windows Vista and Windows Mail?

YES - new version is on the way and will be released in matter of days. You can safely plan your upgrade to Vista if you want to do so. We are currently testing new version and it will be compatible with all editions of Vista (Home, Premium, Business, Ultimate...) both x86 and x64 (32 and 64 bit). New version will also support Windows Mail (it already does - but this means it will be able to auto-configure itself). New version will also have integrated auto-config tool which will replace all the current tools (Outlook Express Wizard, installer auto-config etc.) with some sort of "intelligence" for avoiding possible configuration errors - making it easier to set up, especially for beginners.

Does current version run on Windows Vista and with Windows Mail?

YES - but you need to do some little tweaks. But they won't be needed on new version in a few days - this is just a temporary guide which will be removed once the new version is released.

Here is how to run current version on Vista:

Option 1: Run as administrator

Right click the program icon and select option Run as administrator.

Option 2: Run in compatibility mode

Right click the program icon and select option Properties. In the properties window select tab Compatibility and check the checkbox "Run this program in compatibility mode" and in the box below select Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

Both options should make yDecode and Easy Post work however Windows Mail accounts in the Test Config button will still be unrecognized. Just ignore this error and configure them manually - the tutorial is on the help page - for Outlook Express - but nearly identical for Windows Mail as well.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us or comment this on the forum. We will notify you when new version is available on the forum as well or simply visit the web site in a few days to download the updated version.

yDecode 1.42 for registered users has been released and is already available for download on the registered user pages.

The free version remains 1.41 as the changes have no effect on it.

The main change is with the activation code which didn't work properly on some Internet connections - specifically Hughesnet bidirectional satellite DSL (formerly known as DIRECWAY).

The problem is now fixed and yDecode now works properly on the above mentioned connection as well.

As before, if you encounter any issues or have any questions do not hesitate to contact us and report the problems.

If you get to a problem when using yDecode with Outlook Express that after a while one newsgroup cannot be read anymore and new headers cannot be downloaded please note that this is an Outlook Express issue and not yDecode. Do not modify any configuration, both OE and yDecode are still working and the solution is very easy. Also note that this issue may come up even if you are not using yDecode at all so it is purely OE problem.

The folder data simply filled up with older messages and as OE didn't delete them (on most systems it will delete them automatically) this is only for systems where it doesn't do so - if you modified OE configuration.

To fix this issue:

1. Right click on the newsgroup that causes problems
2. Select properties from the menu
3. Click on "local file"
4. Press "Reset" button to remove old messages (select yes on dialog afterwards)
5. Press "Compact" button to clean up the newsgroup folder data

After this press OK in Outlook Express and click again on newsgroup you had issues with. New messages should download normally now.

When on "local file" tab you may notice the folder size - if it reaches 1,99 GB OE will start the above behavior (I assume it has 2 GB limit for folder size). yDecode automatically cleans up its own cache so this problem will not appear in yDecode itself.

If your folder data is constantly below 1,99 GB and if OE on your system automatically cleans up folder data, you will probably never experience this problem at all so you may ignore this notification.

UPDATE - read the post below this one.

I received info from one user that on selected newsgroups on some very specific posts sometimes happens that the newsreader (i.e. Outlook Express) reports "message could not be displayed" error. Now, this doesn't necessarly mean it is yDecode bug, but if it is, we'd like to investigate it further just to make sure it isn't something about the server or Outlook Express. This seems to hapen very rarely and only on some newsgroups.

If you can see this or it happens to you, please let us know, contact us with the details, i.e. group name, post name etc. - and we'll try to examine if we can reproduce it ourselves. We tested yDecode on very large number of posts and we haven't found this issue yet, but it is possible that we missed something. As v1.41 is already very stable release (this is the only real bug report we got so far since its release), we'd like to remove this issue (if it is yDecode issue that is) and make it even better.

yDecode General Discussion / yDecode v1.41 released
« on: August 12, 2006, 11:07:08 PM »
New version of yDecode has been released.

This version replaces last version (1.22) that didn't had multipart decoder, dump binary attachments and advanced "Test Config" as well as other improvements.
This version brings much improvements to stability so it is new official "stable" release.

If you wish to read all the changes since previous version please read provided ReadMe.txt that is included in the installation archive.

Dear users of news servers.

We received few complaints regarding the problems yDecode reports such as:
502 Permission Denied - Service restricted to EarthLink member networks - <email stripped> (Tornado v1.0.5.360)

When pressing "Test Config" in full version.

Or simply "non-standard server response" when using "Test" button in yDecode demo.

Please be advised that this problem has nothing to do with yDecode (it only reports it) and that you need not to modify Outlook Express or yDecode configuration.
But you need to call Earthlink to ask them to fix the problem.

Feel free to add any comments to this post or post an update (i.e. when the problem is fixed).

yDecode General Discussion / What newsreader are you using?
« on: May 30, 2006, 07:46:07 PM »
If you use some other newsreader than those we propose here - reply to this post and we'll add it into the poll.

yDecode General Discussion / FORUM RULES - READ THIS FIRST
« on: May 30, 2006, 05:55:34 PM »
Feel free to sign up and ask any questions about our software or this web site. We will reply to you quickly. If you want to use the forum as alternative means to contact us but you've sent us emails (i.e. if you don't receive emails from us), have in mind that we did reply to all your emails, only sometimes they end up in spam or bulk folder - so you have to look them up in these folders - unfortunately, we can't do much about that - but we reply each and every email we get! We also reply with at least 2 copies of replies from different email providers to make sure that at least one of them passes spam filters. Anyway, if email fails, forum is here.

You cannot use program registration username for forum access. Forum is separate from that - if you registered but want to use the forum, you require an additional (free) sign-up to the forum as well. Look for register link above to sign up.

Do not post your personal details (e.g. username/password/email/credit card number etc.) on the forum! If we see something personal we will cut it out from your message to protect your privacy.

Forum rules:

1. No advertising, spam, junk links (subject to automated or manual deletion of user and related posts)
2. Be polite to other users
3. Don't swear
4. Answer other people's questions if you are competent in that area
5. Announce problems with your newsgroup server (if you discover you're experiencing one) - it may help other users reading this forum
6. Post tips on Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, yDecode, Easy Post, yEnc, Usenet or anything related to any of those.

If you want to write a good tutorial that can also fit into "articles" section, we can arrange a free yDecode registration - contact us and let us know.

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