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Features - Duplicate File and Message Elimination

If you browse Usenet newsgroups frequently you will discover that some files are reposted on a regular basis. In some cases, these files are "spam" messages that carry commercial advertisements. In other cases, they are simply being reposted by people who think they are interesting and want to share them. However, in either case it is a nuisance to receive multiple copies of a file that you have already seen and saved or discarded.

News Rover saves you time by maintaining a database of files that you have already received. If a file with the same name and size is received again, it is discarded automatically. If you intentionally want to receive another copy of a file you have gotten, you can remove the entry for that file from the database so that News Rover will not consider it to be a duplicate. You can also disable this feature if you prefer to receive duplicate files.

In addition to eliminating duplicate files, News Rover also eliminates duplicate copies of the same message. News Rover maintains a database with the ID strings of all messages that you have received. If a message is received whose ID string is already recognized, the duplicate copy of the message is discarded. This prevents you from seeing multiple copies of the same message that have been cross-posted to many newsgroups.

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Unattended Scanning & Downloading
Interest groups
Picture gallery
Include and Exclude expressions
Multi-part file reconstruction
Duplicate file and message elimination
Post new messages and send replies
Scanning multiple news servers
File folders
Spam elimination
Blocking senders
Speed and efficiency
Scheduled execution
Built-in spelling checker
Privacy and file encryption
iPod/Windows Media Player option
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