As Gary and Ron said, it's very simple (when you know): Just UNcheck that
Get ___ headers box.
And the only way to go over 1,000 is to get them ALL. In ALL groups!
So be prepared for a long wait if you are on a slow connection and have any
large newsgroups. (m.p.w.vista.general currently shows 30,000+ posts
available). Especially since we can't change this selection on an
individual newsgroup; it's all groups or none. :>( If you subscribe to
several large NGs, you'll have time for a cup of coffee - or even a
Then you might also want to check out Tools | Options | Advanced |
Maintenance. In the Cleaning Up Messages section here, you can change the
settings for how long to KEEP messages AFTER you've downloaded them to your
own hard drive. Under "Purge...", you can set it to "Delete news messages
___ days after being downloaded". The default is 5 days, but you can set it
to retain them for 10 or 30 or 90 days - or UNcheck the box to keep them
forever (I suppose). Note that this is days after your download, not days
after the message was posted. We have no control over how long Microsoft or
another news server retains posts. The server may still have messages we
haven't downloaded; we may still have messages that have been deleted from
the server after our download.
None of this is a change from WM - or even from OE. It goes back a few
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)