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outlook express 6

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Albert Harding, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Albert Harding

    Albert Harding Flightless Bird

    When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    connect to server" .
    I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    settings check out OK.
    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks Alco
     
  2. Gord Dibben

    Gord Dibben Flightless Bird

    Sending and receiving emails has nothing to do with your provider unless
    provider has a server accessing news groups.

    You must set up OE to use a news server.

    I use msnews.microsoft.com

    BTW....if you cannot access news groups, how did you post through OE?


    Gord

    On Fri, 8 Jan 2010 18:43:36 -0000, "Albert Harding"
    <albert.harding@homecall.co.uk> wrote:

    >When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    >connect to server" .
    >I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    >settings check out OK.
    >Any help appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks Alco
    >
     
  3. ruic

    ruic Flightless Bird

    What server are the newsgroups on?

    Can you put the server address in IE and go to the website?

    Can you ping the server?

    The more information you give on what steps you have take to diagnose the
    problem the more likely you are to get help


    "Albert Harding" <albert.harding@homecall.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:-OnqYKKJkKHA.4500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    > connect to server" .
    > I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    > settings check out OK.
    > Any help appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks Alco
    >
     
  4. occam

    occam Flightless Bird

    On 08/01/2010 20:36, Gord Dibben wrote:

    >
    > You must set up OE to use a news server.
    >
    > I use msnews.microsoft.com
    >
    > BTW....if you cannot access news groups, how did you post through OE?
    >
    >


    He didn't. He posted through Forte Agent 2.0/32.652.
     
  5. occam

    occam Flightless Bird

    On 08/01/2010 19:43, Albert Harding wrote:
    > When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    > connect to server" .
    > I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    > settings check out OK.
    > Any help appreciated.
    >


    Did you set up the newsgroup correctly?

    Tools > Accounts > News > 'Add' and proceed to give the details e.g.
    msnews.microsoft.news for this NG.
     
  6. Gord Dibben

    Gord Dibben Flightless Bird

    >He didn't. He posted through Forte Agent 2.0/32.652.

    You're looking at the wrong post.

    I posted through Forte Agent

    OP posted through OE

    Here are headers from his original post.

    From: "Albert Harding" <albert.harding@homecall.co.uk>
    Subject: outlook express 6
    Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 18:43:36 -0000
    Lines: 9
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5843
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5579
    X-RFC2646: Format=Flowed; Original
    Message-ID: <OnqYKKJkKHA.4500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
    NNTP-Posting-Host: 79-64-42-154.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com 79.64.42.154
    Path: TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl
    Xref: TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:2025045


    Gord

    On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:43:54 +0100, occam <occam@127.0.0.1> wrote:

    >On 08/01/2010 20:36, Gord Dibben wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> You must set up OE to use a news server.
    >>
    >> I use msnews.microsoft.com
    >>
    >> BTW....if you cannot access news groups, how did you post through OE?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >He didn't. He posted through Forte Agent 2.0/32.652.
     
  7. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Albert Harding wrote:
    > When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    > connect to server" .
    > I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    > settings check out OK.
    > Any help appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks Alco
    >
    >


    If the computer has an Ethernet connection to the Internet,
    you can use Wireshark to monitor what packets are sent and
    received.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireshark

    You install it and run it. Turn on View : Name Resolution : Enable for Network Layer.
    Then, go Capture : Interfaces, and select the interface that corresponds to your
    "real" connection to the outside world. If the Window Firewall is enabled and filters
    certain kinds of traffic, then you wouldn't see a packet logged in Wireshark when
    your application attempted to send it.

    The program will then trace the packets. The Name Resolution option should
    cause you to see msnews.microsoft.com in the trace or whatever news server
    you're using. If a packet is sent, and not answered, it could be a problem
    at the server end. Or, some ISPs have even been known to filter off USENET
    traffic. (UK ISPs do this.) In such a case, you could try another port number,
    if the server supports it, or set up SSL. In some cases, this filtering is
    by "time of day", so you may find your server connections work at some times
    and not others.

    If you want another server to test with, the AIOE server doesn't require
    authentication for its usage. The port numbers and available protocols, are
    listed on the main page. There is a posting limit of about 25 text messages
    per day.

    http://www.aioe.org/

    I'm using AIOE to post this message. I'm using port 119, since my ISP doesn't
    filter it (yet).

    Paul
     
  8. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:43:54 +0100, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, occam <occam@127.0.0.1> wrote:

    >On 08/01/2010 20:36, Gord Dibben wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> You must set up OE to use a news server.
    >>
    >> I use msnews.microsoft.com
    >>
    >> BTW....if you cannot access news groups, how did you post through OE?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >He didn't. He posted through Forte Agent 2.0/32.652.


    No.
    Gord posted with Forte Agent 2.0/32.652
    The OP posted with Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5843

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

    David B. Flightless Bird

    How did you post here using OE then?

    --


    --
    "Albert Harding" <albert.harding@homecall.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:-OnqYKKJkKHA.4500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    > connect to server" .
    > I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    > settings check out OK.
    > Any help appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks Alco
    >
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Well, you posted via OE so newsgroups are working for you.

    What newsgroups on which newsserver(s) are you trying to "get into"?


    Albert Harding wrote:
    > When in OE 6and want to get into newsgroups. I keep getting "unable to
    > connect to server" .
    > I can send and receive E-mails OK. Been in touch with provider and all
    > settings check out OK.
    > Any help appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks Alco
     
  11. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Alan Edwards wrote:
    > On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:43:54 +0100, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, occam <occam@127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >
    >> On 08/01/2010 20:36, Gord Dibben wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> You must set up OE to use a news server.
    >>>
    >>> I use msnews.microsoft.com
    >>>
    >>> BTW....if you cannot access news groups, how did you post through
    >>> OE?
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> He didn't. He posted through Forte Agent 2.0/32.652.

    >
    > No.
    > Gord posted with Forte Agent 2.0/32.652
    > The OP posted with Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5843
    >
    > ...Alan


    You can't blame someone for being suspicious of a piece of software with a
    vaguely French-sounding name...
     

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