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Optional Palm Pilot Feature

The Palm Pilot option for News Rover makes it easy to download Usenet text messages collected by News Rover into a Palm Pilot handheld personal assistant.

Requirements for the Palm Pilot option

  • You must be licensed for News Rover version 6.0 or later.
  • You must purchase the Palm Pilot option.
  • You must have a Palm Pilot version III or later.
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Installation instructions for the Palm Pilot Option


You can choose which newsgroups you want to have synchronized with the Palm Pilot by checking a box in the newsgroup properties, or by using the convenient selection list shown below:

In addition to synchronizing newsgroups with the Palm Pilot, you can also synchronize Autoscan Interest Groups, Filing Folders and your e-mail In-box.

You can set parameters for each group specifying how many messages should be downloaded into the Palm Pilot, when old messages should be expired, and limiting the maximum length of messages.

Once you have selected which newsgroups you want synchronized, you can then click the "Handheld" option on the main menu and tell News Rover to download recent messages for the newsgroups to be synchronized (or you can get the messages by running Autoscan for interest groups or by using the normal methods for getting messages for subscribed newsgroups). Once the messages have been downloaded into News Rover, you can select the option to generate HotSync files. You then perform a normal HotSync operation to transfer the messages into the Palm Pilot. News Rover compresses the text of messages, reducing the amount of memory space required on the Palm Pilot.

The top-level News Rover screen on the Palm Pilot shows the message groups that you have selected for synchronization:

Touching the name of a newsgroup shows the list of messages available in the group. You can click the +/- sign beside the subjects to expand or collapse message thread listings.

You can then click a message entry to display the text of the message:

Buttons are displayed to return to the message list, display the previous message text, the next message text or advance to the next message thread.

You can click the "Menu" button to bring up a menu and send a reply:

Replies can be posted to newsgroups and/or sent via e-mail to the person who posted the message. Outgoing messages are transferred back into News Rover when the next HotSync operation is performed. You can then tell News Rover to post them the next time it is run.

Requirements for the Palm Pilot option

  • You must be licensed for News Rover version 6.0 or later.
  • You must purchase the Palm Pilot option.
  • You must have a Palm Pilot version III or later.

Click here to Download the Palm Pilot installation kit

Click here to Order the Palm Pilot Option now