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Old 07-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Kindle - Optionally not saving an item in online library

Hi,

I've been using Calibre for a couple of months now and in particular have been using the news feeds most days. This means I have about 8 documents being sent to my device, at least on weekdays. Because I occasionally want to make sure that I don't lose a copy of a book accidentally I have Amazon setup to archive all of the documents which I send to the Kindle via email. But Amazon make it incredibly difficult to delete these documents and I really don't need hundreds of news documents going back months.

So is it possible to get Calibre to support an Amazon option whereby they do/don't archive a particular document? It seems that the Send to Kindle program suports this feature.

Otherwise, does anyone have any other sensible suggestions for me?

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Someone would have to reverse engineer send to kindle or amazon would have to tell us what APIs it uses. In either of those eventualities I will be happy to add that functionality to calibre, but I dont have the time to reverse engineer/pester amaon myself.
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Thanks Kovid. I've already begun the pestering. I might try the reverse engineering myself but won't have time to do it for the next month at least. (If they use email to do the upload it would be very easy to sniff the packet information - just a suggestion for anyone who has the time to try right now... )
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Thanks Kovid. I've already begun the pestering. I might try the reverse engineering myself but won't have time to do it for the next month at least. (If they use email to do the upload it would be very easy to sniff the packet information - just a suggestion for anyone who has the time to try right now... )
No email. A quick peek with Wireshark tells me it's HTTPS.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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Not what you were asking for, but you can use this bookmarklet posted by thomass on your Manage Your Kindle page to delete a page at a time, which should make deleting the unwanted news documents a bit easier.
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Oh wow, that definitely fills the gap for me. Thanks Synamon.

I guess the idea of adding the feature to Calibre is dead in the water unless Amazon tells us their API call. I can't think of an easy way of getting around the https call (even the hard ways I can think of are probably secured against).

I've contacted amazon customer service a few times about this issue, they're passing my 'constructive' suggestions on to their engineering teams.
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