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Subscibe to newsgroups

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tatar, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. tatar

    tatar Flightless Bird

    My problem may not be Windows XP subject but this is the only newsgroup I
    have access to. I was monitorying a number of Microsoft newsgroups. Lately
    all but Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general has disappeared from the list of
    available newsgroups in Outlook Express. Every time I try to subscribe to an
    additional newsgroup I get the following message:



    Your 'microsoft.public.outlook.installation' folder was not polled for its
    unread count. Account: 'msnews.microsoft.com', Server:
    'msnews.microsoft.com', Protocol: NNTP, Server Response: '411 no such
    newsgroup', Port: 119, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 411, Error Number:
    0x800CCCA5.



    Can anybody help
     
  2. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 8/23/2010 12:53 PM, tatar wrote:
    > My problem may not be Windows XP subject but this is the only newsgroup I
    > have access to. I was monitorying a number of Microsoft newsgroups. Lately
    > all but Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general has disappeared from the list of
    > available newsgroups in Outlook Express. Every time I try to subscribe to an
    > additional newsgroup I get the following message:
    >
    >
    >
    > Your 'microsoft.public.outlook.installation' folder was not polled for its
    > unread count. Account: 'msnews.microsoft.com', Server:
    > 'msnews.microsoft.com', Protocol: NNTP, Server Response: '411 no such
    > newsgroup', Port: 119, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 411, Error Number:
    > 0x800CCCA5.
    >
    >
    >
    > Can anybody help
    >
    >


    Microsoft is phasing out their newsgroups. You'll have to use another
    news server to access them now. Try eternal-spetember.org. It's free but
    you need to register. I've been using it for years and it's very dependable.

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  3. Leroy

    Leroy Flightless Bird

    Microsoft is in the process of transitioning from newsgroups to
    web-based moderated forums. You can access the new Windows XP forums by
    visiting:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsxp

    tatar wrote:
    > My problem may not be Windows XP subject but this is the only newsgroup I
    > have access to. I was monitorying a number of Microsoft newsgroups. Lately
    > all but Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general has disappeared from the list of
    > available newsgroups in Outlook Express. Every time I try to subscribe to an
    > additional newsgroup I get the following message:
    >
    >
    >
    > Your 'microsoft.public.outlook.installation' folder was not polled for its
    > unread count. Account: 'msnews.microsoft.com', Server:
    > 'msnews.microsoft.com', Protocol: NNTP, Server Response: '411 no such
    > newsgroup', Port: 119, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 411, Error Number:
    > 0x800CCCA5.
    >
    >
    >
    > Can anybody help
    >
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See...

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

    IE General, OE General & Windows Update newsgroups, among others, have been
    dropped from the MS newsserver. WinXP General & WinXP Security will be gone
    by 01 October.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    tatar wrote:
    > My problem may not be Windows XP subject but this is the only newsgroup I
    > have access to. I was monitorying a number of Microsoft newsgroups. Lately
    > all but Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general has disappeared from the list
    > of
    > available newsgroups in Outlook Express. Every time I try to subscribe to
    > an
    > additional newsgroup I get the following message:
    >
    > Your 'microsoft.public.outlook.installation' folder was not polled for its
    > unread count. Account: 'msnews.microsoft.com', Server:
    > 'msnews.microsoft.com', Protocol: NNTP, Server Response: '411 no such
    > newsgroup', Port: 119, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 411, Error Number:
    > 0x800CCCA5.
     

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