Configuration: Hamster Settings, General

Configuration Hamster Settings:  General  Local Servers  Local News  Local Mail  Local Details  Remote Common  Remote News  Remote Mail

Daily Maintenance

"Daily Maintenance" is an internal process, which is executed automatically once per day, either when Hamster is started for the first time at a day or when day changes at midnight. It executes the functions, that are marked in this group.

News: Create/Post Statistics

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" creates a statistics over all local newsgroups.

News: Rebild Group Lists

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" automatically rebuilds a global list of newsgroups, that are available on any of the remote NNTP servers.

News: Auto Unsubscribe

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" checks for newsgroups, that are not read any more by any client.
If the "unread" period is longer than the value given in "Auto. delete unused ...Pulls", all pulls for the group are deleted. If the period is longer than "Auto. delete unused ...Groups", the group itself is deleted.

News: Purge Articles

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" deletes old articles.

News: Purge History

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" deletes old history entries.

News: Purge Killfile Log

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" deletes old killfile log entries.

Mail: Purge History

If marked, "Daily Maintenance" deletes old mail history entries.

Storage

Days to keep ... News: Articles

Number of days, that loaded articles are kept in local files. A value of 0 means "never delete".
Note: The period is based on the time, when the article was loaded, not its Date: header.

Days to keep ... News: History

Number of days, that Message-IDs of loaded articles are kept in local "History" file. A value of 0 means "never delete".

Note: The "History" is a list of Message-IDs of already loaded articles, which is used to check, if an article has already been loaded from (another) newsserver.

Days to keep ... News: Killfile Log

Number of days, that entries are kept in local "Killfile Log" file. A value of 0 means "never delete".

Note: The "Killfile Log" is used to store the overview information of articles, which were not loaded due to scorefile settings.

Days to keep ... Mail: History

Number of days, that information about loaded mails is kept in local "Mail History" file. A value of 0 means "never delete".

Local Domain

FQDN for Message-IDs

FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) to use for the domain part of Message-IDs generated by Hamster.

Passwords

Encryption Base

Defines how the keyword is built for encrypting the entries in the password file. If one of these values changes, Hamster itself is not able to decrypt them again.

If set to 0 ("Use System-Info and Username"; default), the keyword is built from info about the system (e. g. Windows version and computer's name) and from the name of the user, that is currently logged in.

If set to 1 ("Only use System-Info"), the name of the currently logged on user is not used. This is the preferred setting, if Hamster is used with different login names.

If set to 2 ("Don't use System-Info and Username"), neither computer nor OS specific values are used.

NOTE: After changing this value, all password settings become invalid and have to be entered again!

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