Top posting on purpose. I'm now off line and clicked Reply; msg appears
just fine and I have the option to Send Later.

Now of course if I try to do the same on a msg that I've not already
read, I will get a note telling me that the msg has not been downloaded.

     Data size: 6394 bytes
   Fetch count: 2
 Last modified: 2009-02-06 14:29:23
       Expires: No expiration time

     Data size: 2067 bytes
   Fetch count: 5
 Last modified: 2009-02-06 12:31:12
       Expires: No expiration time

     Data size: 2097 bytes
   Fetch count: 7
 Last modified: 2009-02-06 14:27:24
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amongst others.

Going back on line now to send this msg.

On 02/06/2009 08:37 AM, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
> Ray_Net wrote:
>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>> Daniel wrote:
>>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>>> Daniel wrote:
>>>>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>>>>> JM wrote:
>>>>>>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Daniel wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> SM 1.1.12 on MandrivaLinux 2007.0 on Dial-up
>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday, I was checking out one of my UseNet server groups, 
>>>>>>>>>> decided I needed to make a 'phone call, so hung up my Internet 
>>>>>>>>>> connection.
>>>>>>>>>> Moments later, I decided that I needed to reply to the message 
>>>>>>>>>> that I was reading (forgetting that I was off-line) so clicked 
>>>>>>>>>> "Reply".
>>>>>>>>>> The screen opened with the header info (group name and thread 
>>>>>>>>>> name) and even showed whom I was replying to, but did not quote 
>>>>>>>>>> any of the thread to which I was responding.
>>>>>>>>>> Why?? I'm guessing that this means that SM was supposed to go 
>>>>>>>>>> to the world, re-download the message and re-format if for my 
>>>>>>>>>> reply, but WHY??
>>>>>>>>>> I've already downloaded the message, so why cannot SM just go 
>>>>>>>>>> to the Cache to get the info, why does it have to re-download 
>>>>>>>>>> the message??
>>>>>>>>>> Do other News readers also show this behavior??
>>>>>>>>>> Daniel
>>>>>>>>> you're not viewing the message on your computer. You've viewing 
>>>>>>>>> it on the server.  Therefore, when you go offline, the message 
>>>>>>>>> isn't there on your computer, because you haven't downloaded 
>>>>>>>>> anything.
>>>>>>>> Is it the same for thunderbird?
>>>>>>> SeaMonkey is about the same as a Firefox and Thunderbird combo.
>>>>>> Peter, when I look at a web-site, I'm not really looking at the 
>>>>>> web-site, the various bits and pieces are downloaded, from a 
>>>>>> web-server somewhere, onto my computer (cache) and then it is 
>>>>>> displayed for me.
>>>>>> I would have thought that the messages in a newsgroup were 
>>>>>> downloaded from the server, via cache, for me to view it in the 
>>>>>> first instant. When I'm viewing a message, I don't have a permanent 
>>>>>> connection to the message as it is stored on the server, the info 
>>>>>> comes from the server, into my computer RAM, cache, etc., so why 
>>>>>> should I have to re-connect to the server and re-download the 
>>>>>> message, when it's still in my computer, somewhere??
>>>>>> Daniel
>>>>> as I said, its because the messages are stored "on the server".  
>>>>> You're viewing them "on the server." Email/News do not have a 
>>>>> cache.  If you want them to be on your computer, then you must 
>>>>> download them first. Look under Offline & Disk Space under the 
>>>>> account settings.  Its at the very, very top of that window is what 
>>>>> you want.
>>>> You're joking!! I would have thought they *MUST* be cached somewhere!!
>>>> Daniel
>>> well, if you think its cached somewhere, then you go look for it, and 
>>> let us all know when you find it. :-)
>> May be, the message is cached in memory ... and not as a file on disk.
> type
> about:cache?device=memory
> in the address bar and see if its there

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