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NNTP newsgroups gone?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bazsl, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Bazsl

    Bazsl Flightless Bird

    Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the newsgroups
    and only the Web interface is available now?
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Bazsl" <Bazsl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B924A0BA-E738-4B14-8744-329D4C8C3829@microsoft.com...
    > Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the
    > newsgroups
    > and only the Web interface is available now?



    When the newsgroups are closed, the Web interface, (a back door to the
    groups) ceases to work as well.

    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
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No, I'm replying via NNTP & the MS newsserver.

    Bazsl wrote:
    > Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the
    > newsgroups
    > and only the Web interface is available now?
     
  4. Bill in Co

    Bill in Co Flightless Bird

    And you should probably add that this is one of the few remaining MS
    newsgroups still available on the MS newsserver (unless I'm mistaken). If
    he wants NNTP access in the future, he'll need another NNTP server.

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > No, I'm replying via NNTP & the MS newsserver.
    >
    > Bazsl wrote:
    >> Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the
    >> newsgroups
    >> and only the Web interface is available now?
     
  5. Do Dah Zippity

    Do Dah Zippity Flightless Bird

    ...and if all the traffic is moving elsewhere, the groups won't be worth a
    flip.

    "Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]" <.@.> wrote in message
    news:6nc056h9e59tlm14asg5t261rqmi5p3enc@4ax.com...
    : >Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the
    newsgroups
    : >and only the Web interface is available now?
    :
    : It's still here and likely will be but will only be available to those
    : who have and ISP that gives them access to free NNTP or via a paid
    : NNTP provider. I'm happy with my $2.95 a month plan at usenetmonster.
    :
    : - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
     
  6. ctowers

    ctowers Flightless Bird

    ...and if pigs could fly the world would be less safe,
    and if speculation were money we would be rich. :)

    Do Dah Zippity wrote:
    > ..and if all the traffic is moving elsewhere, the groups won't be
    > worth a flip.
    >
    > "Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]" <.@.> wrote in message
    > news:6nc056h9e59tlm14asg5t261rqmi5p3enc@4ax.com...
    >>> Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the
    >>> newsgroups and only the Web interface is available now?

    >>
    >> It's still here and likely will be but will only be available to
    >> those who have and ISP that gives them access to free NNTP or via a
    >> paid NNTP provider. I'm happy with my $2.95 a month plan at
    >> usenetmonster.
    >>
    >> - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
     
  7. Do Dah Zippity

    Do Dah Zippity Flightless Bird

    ....and if there ever was a high-ranking HoopleHead, you would be it.

    "ctowers" <zctowersz@zgmailz.com> wrote in message
    news:i2qhfd$7u0$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    : ..and if pigs could fly the world would be less safe,
    : and if speculation were money we would be rich. :)
    :
    : Do Dah Zippity wrote:
    : > ..and if all the traffic is moving elsewhere, the groups won't be
    : > worth a flip.
    : >
    : > "Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]" <.@.> wrote in message
    : > news:6nc056h9e59tlm14asg5t261rqmi5p3enc@4ax.com...
    : >>> Is it true that Microsoft has shut down the NNTP interface to the
    : >>> newsgroups and only the Web interface is available now?
    : >>
    : >> It's still here and likely will be but will only be available to
    : >> those who have and ISP that gives them access to free NNTP or via a
    : >> paid NNTP provider. I'm happy with my $2.95 a month plan at
    : >> usenetmonster.
    : >>
    : >> - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
    :
    :
     

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