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Outlook Express Newsgroup Icons

Icons next to a newsgroup name or message can signify certain characteristics, such as whether the message or its header is marked as read or unread, whether a conversation is expanded or collapsed, and whether the message has been replied to. The table below shows the most common newsgroup icons and describes what they mean.

Icon Description
Newsgroup Icon The message has not been viewed. The message header appears in bold type.
Newsgroup Icon The message header has been marked as read.
Newsgroup Icon The message has not been read, but the header and body are stored in a message file on your computer.
Newsgroup Icon The message has been marked as read and is stored in a message file on your computer.
Newsgroup Icon The message is no longer available on the server. This could be because the message has been deleted from the server before you could download it.
Newsgroup Icon The newsgroup message is marked to be downloaded the next time you are working online.
Newsgroup Icon This level of the conversation is collapsed. You can click the icon to expand the conversation.
Newsgroup Icon This level of the conversation is expanded. You can click the icon to collapse the conversation.
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