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NNTP setup how to find "newsgroups" I want to talk in?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yuppicide, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. yuppicide

    yuppicide Flightless Bird

    I setup the NNTP Bridge.. I'm signed in.. now how do I find and add the
    stuff I want to talk in?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

  3. yuppicide

    yuppicide Flightless Bird

    I put "newsgroups" in quotes 'cause they're not newsgroups anymore.

    Anyway, I had a bunch of newsgroups setup in Outlook Express 6 at work.
    Slowly the newsgroups are disappearing.

    I figured out how to get the NNTP's installed. I wondered why they weren't
    working, it was just that these computers are old (single core processor,
    1GB ram, on XP Pro) and it took awhile for the NNTP software to open. So,
    once the software opened I was able to hit START. I already had a login to
    the website, all I needed to do was activate NNTP from My Settings.

    Now that NNTP software is activated, I'm not sure how to read or post in the
    areas I used to use find places.

    For Example, I used to have about 8 or 9 newsgroups that I used to read and
    post in.. Word, Excel, one for Windows XP Hardware, etc. Out of all the
    newsgroups I used to read or participate in, there's only three left and
    those will be gone some day.

    So, I'm in Outlook Express how do I find and add forums I want to read?

    With this NNTP Bridge you can only read and not make posts? If so, that is
    useless to me and I'll uninstall the thing.. the reason I have this is
    because it looks like I'm typing an email rather than surfing the web. This
    way I can get help when I need help and stay under the radar.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23HpCzeqHLHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Start here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/help#406
    >
    > Then tell us how you're going to "talk" in MS Answers forums (not
    > newsgroups)?
    >
    >
    > yuppicide wrote:
    >> I setup the NNTP Bridge.. I'm signed in.. now how do I find and add the
    >> stuff I want to talk in?

    >
     
  4. Steve Cochran

    Steve Cochran Flightless Bird

    See https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=13816&SiteID=927

    You need to log on with the bridge and not on the website. Then you can get a list of the fora via Tools | Newsgroups. After that you can subscribe and post as in OE.

    steve

    "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message news:eifKmurHLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I put "newsgroups" in quotes 'cause they're not newsgroups anymore.
    >
    > Anyway, I had a bunch of newsgroups setup in Outlook Express 6 at work.
    > Slowly the newsgroups are disappearing.
    >
    > I figured out how to get the NNTP's installed. I wondered why they weren't
    > working, it was just that these computers are old (single core processor,
    > 1GB ram, on XP Pro) and it took awhile for the NNTP software to open. So,
    > once the software opened I was able to hit START. I already had a login to
    > the website, all I needed to do was activate NNTP from My Settings.
    >
    > Now that NNTP software is activated, I'm not sure how to read or post in the
    > areas I used to use find places.
    >
    > For Example, I used to have about 8 or 9 newsgroups that I used to read and
    > post in.. Word, Excel, one for Windows XP Hardware, etc. Out of all the
    > newsgroups I used to read or participate in, there's only three left and
    > those will be gone some day.
    >
    > So, I'm in Outlook Express how do I find and add forums I want to read?
    >
    > With this NNTP Bridge you can only read and not make posts? If so, that is
    > useless to me and I'll uninstall the thing.. the reason I have this is
    > because it looks like I'm typing an email rather than surfing the web. This
    > way I can get help when I need help and stay under the radar.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23HpCzeqHLHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Start here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/help#406
    >>
    >> Then tell us how you're going to "talk" in MS Answers forums (not
    >> newsgroups)?
    >>
    >>
    >> yuppicide wrote:
    >>> I setup the NNTP Bridge.. I'm signed in.. now how do I find and add the
    >>> stuff I want to talk in?

    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. yuppicide

    yuppicide Flightless Bird

    Thanks. I thought that was a list of the old Newsgroups because most of the
    ones I used to talk in are not in the list. I am guessing they did away with
    a lot of them, such as the hardware one.

    "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    news:789545D3-BB4D-43F0-9B7F-2F88E00B6154@microsoft.com...
    See
    https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=13816&SiteID=927

    You need to log on with the bridge and not on the website. Then you can get
    a list of the fora via Tools | Newsgroups. After that you can subscribe and
    post as in OE.

    steve

    "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message
    news:eifKmurHLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I put "newsgroups" in quotes 'cause they're not newsgroups anymore.
    >
    > Anyway, I had a bunch of newsgroups setup in Outlook Express 6 at work.
    > Slowly the newsgroups are disappearing.
    >
    > I figured out how to get the NNTP's installed. I wondered why they weren't
    > working, it was just that these computers are old (single core processor,
    > 1GB ram, on XP Pro) and it took awhile for the NNTP software to open. So,
    > once the software opened I was able to hit START. I already had a login to
    > the website, all I needed to do was activate NNTP from My Settings.
    >
    > Now that NNTP software is activated, I'm not sure how to read or post in
    > the
    > areas I used to use find places.
    >
    > For Example, I used to have about 8 or 9 newsgroups that I used to read
    > and
    > post in.. Word, Excel, one for Windows XP Hardware, etc. Out of all the
    > newsgroups I used to read or participate in, there's only three left and
    > those will be gone some day.
    >
    > So, I'm in Outlook Express how do I find and add forums I want to read?
    >
    > With this NNTP Bridge you can only read and not make posts? If so, that is
    > useless to me and I'll uninstall the thing.. the reason I have this is
    > because it looks like I'm typing an email rather than surfing the web.
    > This
    > way I can get help when I need help and stay under the radar.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23HpCzeqHLHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Start here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/help#406
    >>
    >> Then tell us how you're going to "talk" in MS Answers forums (not
    >> newsgroups)?
    >>
    >>
    >> yuppicide wrote:
    >>> I setup the NNTP Bridge.. I'm signed in.. now how do I find and add the
    >>> stuff I want to talk in?

    >>

    >
    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you read http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx??

    yuppicide wrote:
    > Thanks. I thought that was a list of the old Newsgroups because most of
    > the
    > ones I used to talk in are not in the list. I am guessing they did away
    > with
    > a lot of them, such as the hardware one.
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    > news:789545D3-BB4D-43F0-9B7F-2F88E00B6154@microsoft.com...
    > See
    > https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=13816&SiteID=927
    >
    > You need to log on with the bridge and not on the website. Then you can
    > get
    > a list of the fora via Tools | Newsgroups. After that you can subscribe
    > and
    > post as in OE.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message
    > news:eifKmurHLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> I put "newsgroups" in quotes 'cause they're not newsgroups anymore.
    >>
    >> Anyway, I had a bunch of newsgroups setup in Outlook Express 6 at work.
    >> Slowly the newsgroups are disappearing.
    >>
    >> I figured out how to get the NNTP's installed. I wondered why they
    >> weren't
    >> working, it was just that these computers are old (single core processor,
    >> 1GB ram, on XP Pro) and it took awhile for the NNTP software to open. So,
    >> once the software opened I was able to hit START. I already had a login
    >> to
    >> the website, all I needed to do was activate NNTP from My Settings.
    >>
    >> Now that NNTP software is activated, I'm not sure how to read or post in
    >> the
    >> areas I used to use find places.
    >>
    >> For Example, I used to have about 8 or 9 newsgroups that I used to read
    >> and
    >> post in.. Word, Excel, one for Windows XP Hardware, etc. Out of all the
    >> newsgroups I used to read or participate in, there's only three left and
    >> those will be gone some day.
    >>
    >> So, I'm in Outlook Express how do I find and add forums I want to read?
    >>
    >> With this NNTP Bridge you can only read and not make posts? If so, that
    >> is
    >> useless to me and I'll uninstall the thing.. the reason I have this is
    >> because it looks like I'm typing an email rather than surfing the web.
    >> This
    >> way I can get help when I need help and stay under the radar.
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23HpCzeqHLHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Start here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/help#406
    >>>
    >>> Then tell us how you're going to "talk" in MS Answers forums (not
    >>> newsgroups)?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> yuppicide wrote:
    >>>> I setup the NNTP Bridge.. I'm signed in.. now how do I find and add the
    >>>> stuff I want to talk in?
     
  7. - Bobb -

    - Bobb - Flightless Bird

    "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message
    >> Anyway, I had a bunch of newsgroups setup in Outlook Express 6 at work.
    >> Slowly the newsgroups are disappearing.


    One note: a lot of businesses block news ports (119 etc) .... Have you asked
    there?
    Does that newsgroup work at home ?

    http://www.freeusenetnews.com/

    http://www.eternal-september.org/
    Use need to get a free account, then try these:
    > reader80.eternal-september.org
    > reader 443.eternal-september.org
    > news.eternal-september.org


    or for a master list of all groups:
    ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG/active
     
  8. yuppicide

    yuppicide Flightless Bird

    We don't block anything at work. :) We used to have a Watchguard Firebox
    firewall, but never used it. We've since removed it.

    "- Bobb -" <bobb@noemail.123> wrote in message
    news:-OEZnaoGILHA.4596@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message
    >>> Anyway, I had a bunch of newsgroups setup in Outlook Express 6 at work.
    >>> Slowly the newsgroups are disappearing.

    >
    > One note: a lot of businesses block news ports (119 etc) .... Have you
    > asked there?
    > Does that newsgroup work at home ?
    >
    > http://www.freeusenetnews.com/
    >
    > http://www.eternal-september.org/
    > Use need to get a free account, then try these:
    >> reader80.eternal-september.org
    >> reader 443.eternal-september.org
    >> news.eternal-september.org

    >
    > or for a master list of all groups:
    > ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG/active
    >
    >
     
  9. - Bobb -

    - Bobb - Flightless Bird

    "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message
    news:eifKmurHLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I put "newsgroups" in quotes 'cause they're not newsgroups anymore.
    >
    > So, I'm in Outlook Express how do I find and add forums I want to read?
    >

    OE6 ?
    MICROSOFT forums ?
    If setup already click the heading of this folder - then click the
    NEWSGROUPS tab.
    Or of not set on your pc yet, open OE6 then click
    Tools
    Accounts
    News tab
    ADD - News
    go thru the prompts to create a new one
    point it to - msnews.microsoft.com

    google for your OE version, like:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171164
     
  10. Steve Cochran

    Steve Cochran Flightless Bird

    The msnews server has removed the OE NGs.

    One can access them via the servers mentioned in other messages in this thread.

    steve

    "- Bobb -" <bobb@noemail.123> wrote in message news:%23IWboedILHA.5136@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "yuppicide" <nosir@nosir.com> wrote in message
    > news:eifKmurHLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>I put "newsgroups" in quotes 'cause they're not newsgroups anymore.
    >>
    >> So, I'm in Outlook Express how do I find and add forums I want to read?
    >>

    > OE6 ?
    > MICROSOFT forums ?
    > If setup already click the heading of this folder - then click the
    > NEWSGROUPS tab.
    > Or of not set on your pc yet, open OE6 then click
    > Tools
    > Accounts
    > News tab
    > ADD - News
    > go thru the prompts to create a new one
    > point it to - msnews.microsoft.com
    >
    > google for your OE version, like:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171164
    >
    >
     

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