Anyone that has seen my complaints about the new software know that I am not one of its fans. I just don't like it. Plus, I liked getting the digest format and don't like the new format that requires me to really connect to the internet to read the messages. My preference being to download & go.....reading at my leisure without not having to be on-line.
Well, we don't always get what we want
. However, I have discovered an alternative that although not as friendly as the digest, but a LOT more friendly than the current options (at least for me). So I'm sharing in case anyone else finds this beneficial.
I use Microsoft Outlook as my mail client. This may work with other mail programs, but I can't tell you how. With MS Outlook you have the option of receiving RSS feeds and each forum you have interest in can be set up as a feed. If you do this wrong or don't like the way you did it you can delete and do again or not as you choose.
I set up a folder structure with IRV2 as the main folder and subfolders for Newmar Owners, Allison, Cummins, etc for the downloading of the messages. Just as an aside I initially did it all into the IRV2 folder with no subfolder and it was a mess for me. I prefer the subject structure so I know what I'm reading. The messages download just like email. You can choose to have pictures download along with the message if you like.
Now I can download and read at my leisure. You will still have to connect to reply or post, just like always. Hope this helps someone else find a better solution. Now I'm back reading IRV2 on a regular basis again!