What is a Message-ID?

A Message-ID is a unique alpha-numeric identifier for Usenet posts.

If you have the Message-ID, it is relatively easy to find the post in question.

Every newsreader will have its own method for displaying the headers of Usenet posts. This tutorial demonstrates how to find the Message-ID using Agent and Advanced Google Group Search.

Finding Message-ID using Agent

Agent is the newsreader that I use most often for participating in Usenet.

Find the post

Press "h" to view headers

Advanced Group Search

Enter search terms

Select a thread

Select a post

Select "More options"

Select "Show original"

Find Message-ID

blog/finding_usenet_message-ids.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/12 19:17 by
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