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Lost Newsgroups

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by donwb, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. donwb

    donwb Flightless Bird

    All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook & Excel
    seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    except this one.
    Can anyone tell me where they've gone & how I get them back.
    donwb
     
  2. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 08/20/2010 02:05 PM, donwb wrote:
    > All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook& Excel
    > seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    > except this one.
    > Can anyone tell me where they've gone& how I get them back.
    > donwb
    >
    >


    They're gone forever using msnews.microsoft.com. Microsoft is ending its
    support for newsgroups in lieu of web forums. Try using another news
    server like eternal-september or aioe.org.

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  3. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 8/20/2010 7:05 AM, donwb wrote:
    > All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook & Excel
    > seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    > except this one.
    > Can anyone tell me where they've gone & how I get them back.


    Microsoft is closing it's newsgroup server and removing newsgroups in
    stages. Your only option to continue using any newsgroup in the
    Microsoft hierarchy is to switch to a different newsgroup server. Just
    because Microsoft shuts down its newsgroup server the newsgroups will
    still be on other servers, but will most likely be at a greatly reduced
    message volume.

    Some free newsgroup servers are aioe.org and eternal-september.org. I
    use Agent Premium News (APN) http://www.forteinc.com/apn/index.php which
    costs only $2.95 a month for up to 12 GB of bandwidth. I only use text
    newsgroups and this is plenty for me.


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thunderbird 3.1.2
    Friday, August 20, 2010 8:15:43 AM
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Communities
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx

    Newsgroups removed as of June 1, 2010
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/06/05/closin-the-nntp.aspx

    You can still access the groups on some non-MS servers such as Eternal
    September, but how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is
    unknown.

    Eternal September
    http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/eternal-september.html

    The replacement forums.

    Microsoft Answers - First Time Users
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:u131s$FQLHA.4988@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook & Excel
    > seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    > except this one.
    > Can anyone tell me where they've gone & how I get them back.
    > donwb
    >
     
  5. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:u131s$FQLHA.4988@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook & Excel
    > seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    > except this one.
    > Can anyone tell me where they've gone & how I get them back.
    > donwb
    >


    If you regularly used those groups you should've noticed all the warning
    posts M$ sent out informing you they were shutting them down.

    --

    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  6. Anthony Buckland

    Anthony Buckland Flightless Bird

    "Peter Taylor" <PT@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i4lrq3$r4q$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > On 08/20/2010 02:05 PM, donwb wrote:
    >> All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook& Excel
    >> seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    >> except this one.
    >> Can anyone tell me where they've gone& how I get them back.
    >> donwb
    >>
    >>

    >
    > They're gone forever using msnews.microsoft.com. Microsoft is ending its
    > support for newsgroups in lieu of web forums. Try using another news
    > server like eternal-september or aioe.org.


    Or news.giganews.com
     
  7. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 08/20/2010 06:08 PM, Anthony Buckland wrote:
    > "Peter Taylor"<PT@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i4lrq3$r4q$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> On 08/20/2010 02:05 PM, donwb wrote:
    >>> All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook& Excel
    >>> seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    >>> except this one.
    >>> Can anyone tell me where they've gone& how I get them back.
    >>> donwb
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> They're gone forever using msnews.microsoft.com. Microsoft is ending its
    >> support for newsgroups in lieu of web forums. Try using another news
    >> server like eternal-september or aioe.org.

    >
    > Or news.giganews.com
    >
    >


    Which, unlike my suggestions, isn't free.

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  8. ctowers

    ctowers Flightless Bird

    If "how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is unknown",
    then the groups could outlast everyone of us. ;-)


    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    > Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Communities
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx
    >
    > Newsgroups removed as of June 1, 2010
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/06/05/closin-the-nntp.aspx
    >
    > You can still access the groups on some non-MS servers such as Eternal
    > September, but how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is
    > unknown.
    >
    > Eternal September
    > http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/eternal-september.html
    >
    > The replacement forums.
    >
    > Microsoft Answers - First Time Users
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    >
    > "donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:u131s$FQLHA.4988@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook & Excel
    >> seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    >> except this one.
    >> Can anyone tell me where they've gone & how I get them back.
    >> donwb
     
  9. donwb

    donwb Flightless Bird

    Thanks to all who responded.
    Shame isn't it.
    Donwb


    "donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:u131s$FQLHA.4988@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > All the newsgroups I subscribe to including, Outlook & Excel
    > seem to be no longer available on ""msnews.microsoft.com.""
    > except this one.
    > Can anyone tell me where they've gone & how I get them back.
    > donwb
    >
     
  10. W****n S.

    W****n S. Flightless Bird

    "ctowers" <zctowersz@zgmailz.com> wrote in message
    news:i4mqub$qfp$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > If "how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is unknown",
    > then the groups could outlast everyone of us. ;-)
    >
    >



    Yea, I get tired of reading that also. And like you point out, with the way
    web based forums are, usenet may outlast everyone.
     
  11. ctowers

    ctowers Flightless Bird

    W****n S. wrote:
    > "ctowers" <zctowersz@zgmailz.com> wrote in message
    > news:i4mqub$qfp$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> If "how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is unknown",
    >> then the groups could outlast everyone of us. ;-)
    >>

    >
    > Yea, I get tired of reading that also. And like you point out, with
    > the way web based forums are, usenet may outlast everyone.
    >


    The quality and longevity of Microsoft and its forums is certainly more
    questionable than that of Usenet.
     
  12. Iceman

    Iceman Flightless Bird

    In this group ctowers wrote in message
    news:i4s0jt$29u$1@news.eternal-september.org

    > W****n S. wrote:
    >> "ctowers" <zctowersz@zgmailz.com> wrote in message
    >> news:i4mqub$qfp$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> If "how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is unknown",
    >>> then the groups could outlast everyone of us. ;-)
    >>>

    >> Yea, I get tired of reading that also. And like you point out, with
    >> the way web based forums are, usenet may outlast everyone.
    >>

    > The quality and longevity of Microsoft and its forums is certainly
    > more questionable than that of Usenet.


    The very longevity of Usenet is a testimony to its superiority and
    usefulness (especially to people who still have a slow Internet connection).
     

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