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Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by JimB, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. JimB

    JimB Flightless Bird

    I realise this question is way off topic but can some one help me.
    My email notifications don't work even though I have enable them. In order
    to get them to work, I understand that I beed to have my email verified by
    this site or microsoft or somebody, I don't understand who. I tried the
    contact us buttons at the bottom of this page to find some help but get
    nowhere.
    Can someone point me in the right direction?
    Thanks, Jim
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    You will get a far better experience of newsgroups if you use a proper
    newsreader instead of that slow and quirky web interface you are
    using.

    Outlook Express Newsreader-Setting up
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/community/newsgroups/setup.asp
    http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/resources/communities.htm#setupmsnews
    http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm

    Agent
    http://www.forteinc.com/agent/index.php

    .....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm

    On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:42:01 -0800, in microsoft.public.office.misc,
    JimB <JimB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I realise this question is way off topic but can some one help me.
    >My email notifications don't work even though I have enable them. In order
    >to get them to work, I understand that I beed to have my email verified by
    >this site or microsoft or somebody, I don't understand who. I tried the
    >contact us buttons at the bottom of this page to find some help but get
    >nowhere.
    >Can someone point me in the right direction?
    >Thanks, Jim
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <6C0A9FBC-8153-4CE0-8874-43E3DD9426B1@microsoft.com>, JimB wrote:
    > I realise this question is way off topic but can some one help me.
    > My email notifications don't work even though I have enable them. In order
    > to get them to work, I understand that I beed to have my email verified by
    > this site or microsoft or somebody, I don't understand who. I tried the
    > contact us buttons at the bottom of this page to find some help but get
    > nowhere.
    > Can someone point me in the right direction?


    Yes. Toward a decent newsreader and away from the web interface you're using
    now. Don't jump through any hoops trying to get email notification to work.
    It doesn't. Period. No sense wasting your time on it because it's not
    broken at your end.

    This is about the PowerPoint group specifically, but the same advice and info
    applies equally to ALL of the Microsoft newsgroups.

    The PowerPoint Newsgroup
    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00275.htm
     
  4. JimB

    JimB Flightless Bird


    > > Can someone point me in the right direction?

    >
    > Yes. Toward a decent newsreader and away from the web interface you're using
    > now. Don't jump through any hoops trying to get email notification to work.
    > It doesn't. Period. No sense wasting your time on it because it's not
    > broken at your end.



    OK. I've set up a newsreader subscriptions in OE and can read the posts.
    Now, Three stupid questions. What does synchronizing do and how do I send a
    new message to a groups Also, I assume "reply to sender" does just that.
    what does "reply to group" do?

    Thanks, Jim
     
  5. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    JimB wrote:

    >what does "reply to group" do?
    >
    >
    >
    >

    It posts your message to these newsgroups so that nutters/pimp like
    Peter Foldes and vagrant like JPaules (or whatever) can deal with it
    and reply appropriately when they are not copulating.

    hth
     
  6. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <1B04B57C-5C08-4C0A-889C-2B0FE8FB9E50@microsoft.com>, JimB wrote:
    > > > Can someone point me in the right direction?

    > >
    > > Yes. Toward a decent newsreader and away from the web interface you're using
    > > now. Don't jump through any hoops trying to get email notification to work.
    > > It doesn't. Period. No sense wasting your time on it because it's not
    > > broken at your end.

    >
    > OK. I've set up a newsreader subscriptions in OE and can read the posts.
    > Now, Three stupid questions. What does synchronizing do and how do I send a
    > new message to a groups


    It's been too long since I last used OE ... I'll let someone with something
    resembling a clue tackle the first two. But ...

    > Also, I assume "reply to sender" does just that.
    > what does "reply to group" do?


    OE can send your reply either to the person to whom you're responding or to the
    entire newsgroup. For replies to newsgroup posts, GROUP is the way to go.

    Most people will post messages to newsgroups using a munged email address in order
    to foil spammers, so reply to sender will as often as not send your reply off into
    the etherneverneverland.

    Oh, and please don't feed the troll.
     
  7. Jim Birke

    Jim Birke Flightless Bird

    I fumbled in to the answer about posting a new message. Simply click on the
    newsgroup and then click "create mail" And, what does "don't feed the
    troll" mean?



    "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    news:vA.000056d5.0fcc70f4@localhost.com...
    > In article <1B04B57C-5C08-4C0A-889C-2B0FE8FB9E50@microsoft.com>, JimB
    > wrote:
    >> > > Can someone point me in the right direction?
    >> >
    >> > Yes. Toward a decent newsreader and away from the web interface you're
    >> > using
    >> > now. Don't jump through any hoops trying to get email notification to
    >> > work.
    >> > It doesn't. Period. No sense wasting your time on it because it's not
    >> > broken at your end.

    >>
    >> OK. I've set up a newsreader subscriptions in OE and can read the posts.
    >> Now, Three stupid questions. What does synchronizing do and how do I send
    >> a
    >> new message to a groups

    >
    > It's been too long since I last used OE ... I'll let someone with
    > something
    > resembling a clue tackle the first two. But ...
    >
    >> Also, I assume "reply to sender" does just that.
    >> what does "reply to group" do?

    >
    > OE can send your reply either to the person to whom you're responding or
    > to the
    > entire newsgroup. For replies to newsgroup posts, GROUP is the way to go.
    >
    > Most people will post messages to newsgroups using a munged email address
    > in order
    > to foil spammers, so reply to sender will as often as not send your reply
    > off into
    > the etherneverneverland.
    >
    > Oh, and please don't feed the troll.
    >
    >
     
  8. Don't respond to idiots who patrol the news groups looking for people to
    either make fun of, or try to make feel stupid with condescending answers
    meant to demean the questioner.

    --
    Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

    Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
    ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


    | I fumbled in to the answer about posting a new message. Simply click
    | on the newsgroup and then click "create mail" And, what does "don't
    | feed the troll" mean?
    |
    |
    |
    | "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    | news:vA.000056d5.0fcc70f4@localhost.com...
    || In article <1B04B57C-5C08-4C0A-889C-2B0FE8FB9E50@microsoft.com>, JimB
    || wrote:
    ||||| Can someone point me in the right direction?
    ||||
    |||| Yes. Toward a decent newsreader and away from the web interface
    |||| you're using
    |||| now. Don't jump through any hoops trying to get email
    |||| notification to work.
    |||| It doesn't. Period. No sense wasting your time on it because
    |||| it's not broken at your end.
    |||
    ||| OK. I've set up a newsreader subscriptions in OE and can read the
    ||| posts. Now, Three stupid questions. What does synchronizing do and
    ||| how do I send a
    ||| new message to a groups
    ||
    || It's been too long since I last used OE ... I'll let someone with
    || something
    || resembling a clue tackle the first two. But ...
    ||
    ||| Also, I assume "reply to sender" does just that.
    ||| what does "reply to group" do?
    ||
    || OE can send your reply either to the person to whom you're
    || responding or to the
    || entire newsgroup. For replies to newsgroup posts, GROUP is the way
    || to go.
    ||
    || Most people will post messages to newsgroups using a munged email
    || address in order
    || to foil spammers, so reply to sender will as often as not send your
    || reply off into
    || the etherneverneverland.
    ||
    || Oh, and please don't feed the troll.
     
  9. Jim Birke

    Jim Birke Flightless Bird

    Yeh. I googled it and found the answer. I've noticed some immature posts
    while reading the threads in this and other newsgroups. I'm sure they think
    nobody knows what they're up to.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Jim


    "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" <what@ever> wrote in message
    news:u3MDfGfoKHA.4648@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Don't respond to idiots who patrol the news groups looking for people to
    > either make fun of, or try to make feel stupid with condescending answers
    > meant to demean the questioner.
     

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