yDecode - An Easy Solution To yEnc And Multipart Problems
yDecode stands in-between newsgroups server and Outlook Express (or other news reader software). The news reader software you use doesn't matter. It is installed usually on your own computer where you also run Outlook Express and must be running when you read newsgroups. It can also run automatically on system startup.
Once you connect with Outlook Express to the newsgroup it doesn't connect anymore to newsgroups server directly but to yDecode instead, which then connects to the server (installation configures all of this automatically). Being in-between the server (Usenet server) and the client (Outlook Express), yDecode is able to do a lot of things before it passes the messages to Outlook Express such as decode yEnc, save attachments into a folder of your choice and more.
Also, it can work as a proxy - a gateway to the real news server with transparent decoding of yEnc into common formats. This means that the users that are behind the proxy can use it as a newsgroups server and never care about the encoding format in which the actual posts may be. So you can use it in multi-user environment as well.
With yDecode you can continue to use Outlook Express or any other news reader software while getting the most out of the newsgroups.
When you install yDecode you will never miss any good posts and you won't have to go through a torture of decoding those posts manually with some command line software. And there are people that really do this, believe it or not. yDecode makes this much simpler. It also shows you a progress bar and you can see how much of the post is left to download.
Further, you can put it in a local network - all of the computers that have access to yDecode (using the settings in the IP filter list) will be able to read newsgroups transparently as well. This can be great for multi user environment - where users behind the proxy don't have to care what happens - they simply read the yEnc posts.
IP filtering list will help you to enable or disable access from remote computers and you don't have to care if it will allow some unwanted traffic - by default yDecode blocks all access except the one which is explicitly enabled and the computer where it is installed (localhost) so you are on the safe side. However, be sure to read the included help file to familiarize yourself with these options if you wish to configure them to your needs.
This way you extend your Outlook Express functionality but also you get additional features.
yDecode yEnc decoder is tested against many messages and is 100% yEnc compliant.
Why Should You Use yDecode With Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Netscape News, Agent Or Other Newsreader?
yDecode not only decodes yEnc messages - it actually extends your news reader with new features. 1. You easily decode ALL yEnc messages with no manual work – single part or multipart – directly into Outlook Express, Netscape News, Agent or any other news reader software you can think of. 2. You don't have to worry about multipart messages - they are decoded automatically. No counting of parts, no joining, no anything. Just click the first message and you are done! 3. It can save all the yEnc messages automatically into a folder of your choice while you surf – This way you can avoid repetitive tasks like opening, decoding and saving files – you simply use "synchronize" option in Outlook Express and yDecode saves all the yEnc messages into a folder of your choice. Later take a look at the "cache" folder to find all the attachments there. – Multipart attachments are automatically joined into single file. 4. It is "invisible" to you - works transparently – This means that unless you want to monitor it, it can do entire job automatically, while sitting quietly in the system tray. It also shows you progress bar and communication icons there so you don't have to look at the main window as the progress bar of Outlook Express which doesn't calculate correctly the message size. 5. You have the comfort to continue using Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail you already know how to use while still getting the most of it. If you use some other news reader software – you can use yDecode with that software as well – yDecode works with ANY other newsgroup reading software such as Netscape News or Agent! 6. Share yDecode in local network (LAN) to enable other computers to read yEnc transparently as well – it acts like a proxy server – works with ANY news reader software that is correctly configured to point to yDecode computer. yDecode is also protected from outside access with IP filtering list - internal firewall (you can override it if required). 7. Work with up to 10 servers – if you use more than one server you can easily switch them in yDecode (one at the time is active). 8. Diagnose the connection to the server - this one can be a time saver to you while you configure it. 9. Run it automatically on system startup so you don't have to touch it again once you set it up. 10. Easily configures Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail via one-click configuration!