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Where Have All The Newsgroups Gone

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Abradaxis, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Abradaxis

    Abradaxis Flightless Bird

    I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But all
    my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset my
    groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my office
    and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!
     
  2. ruic

    ruic Flightless Bird

    Microsoft moved them to their web site as community forums.


    "Abradaxis" <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote in message
    news:udBk95wOLHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    >all my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I
    >reset my groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all
    >my office and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!
    >
     
  3. Penn E. Loafer

    Penn E. Loafer Flightless Bird

    Microsoft is discontinuing newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft
    forums. All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010
    and October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased
    approach, starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to
    more active ones throughout the course of the next six months.

    Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, go to
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    "Abradaxis" <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote in message
    news:udBk95wOLHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    >all my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I
    >reset my groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all
    >my office and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!
    >
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:39:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:

    > I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But all
    > my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset my
    > groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my office
    > and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!




    See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    following servers (all free):

    news.eternal-september.org
    aioe.org
    news.albasani.net




    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  5. Abradaxis

    Abradaxis Flightless Bird

    Thanks to all. Too bad!
    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:ar2b6658o19jlb5jpvlnc3pfs828e87jg9@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:39:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    > <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    >> all
    >> my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset
    >> my
    >> groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my
    >> office
    >> and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!

    >
    >
    >
    > See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    > these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    > following servers (all free):
    >
    > news.eternal-september.org
    > aioe.org
    > news.albasani.net
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  6. Jeff T.

    Jeff T. Flightless Bird

    Thanks Ken!

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:ar2b6658o19jlb5jpvlnc3pfs828e87jg9@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:39:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    > <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    >> all
    >> my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset
    >> my
    >> groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my
    >> office
    >> and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!

    >
    >
    >
    > See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    > these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    > following servers (all free):
    >
    > news.eternal-september.org
    > aioe.org
    > news.albasani.net
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:22:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:

    > Thanks to all. Too bad!



    You're welcome. Glad to help.

    Yes, I also think it was too bad. Microsoft made what I consider a bad
    mistake.




    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:ar2b6658o19jlb5jpvlnc3pfs828e87jg9@4ax.com...
    > > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:39:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    > > <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    > >> all
    > >> my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset
    > >> my
    > >> groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my
    > >> office
    > >> and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    > > these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    > > following servers (all free):
    > >
    > > news.eternal-september.org
    > > aioe.org
    > > news.albasani.net
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:26:54 -0500, "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid>
    wrote:

    > Thanks Ken!



    You're welcome. Glad to help.


    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:ar2b6658o19jlb5jpvlnc3pfs828e87jg9@4ax.com...
    > > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:39:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    > > <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    > >> all
    > >> my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset
    > >> my
    > >> groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my
    > >> office
    > >> and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    > > these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    > > following servers (all free):
    > >
    > > news.eternal-september.org
    > > aioe.org
    > > news.albasani.net
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. Dan W.

    Dan W. Flightless Bird

    On 8/13/2010 3:59 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:22:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    > <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks to all. Too bad!

    >
    >
    > You're welcome. Glad to help.
    >
    > Yes, I also think it was too bad. Microsoft made what I consider a bad
    > mistake.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP"<kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >> news:ar2b6658o19jlb5jpvlnc3pfs828e87jg9@4ax.com...
    >>> On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:39:25 -0400, "Abradaxis"
    >>> <jsindler@career-objectives.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But
    >>>> all
    >>>> my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset
    >>>> my
    >>>> groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my
    >>>> office
    >>>> and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    >>> these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    >>> following servers (all free):
    >>>
    >>> news.eternal-september.org
    >>> aioe.org
    >>> news.albasani.net
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >>

    >


    I agree, Ken. Do you know if Microsoft's primary reason was financial
    or was it too hard to control the responses in the newsgroups or was
    there some other reason. I use the news.eternal-september.org server to
    access the 98 general newsgroup.
     
  10. milt

    milt Flightless Bird

    On 8/13/2010 12:39 PM, Abradaxis wrote:
    > I used to be able to access Newsgroups through IE's outlook express. But all
    > my favorite newsgroups about Word, Excel, etc. have disappeared. I reset my
    > groups, even removed msnews.micrsoft.com and re-added it, but all my office
    > and many of my other groups have just disappeared. HELP!!!!
    >
    >


    Microsoft killed them and within another couple of months, they are
    shutting down the server.
     
  11. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 17:07:41 -0600, "Dan W."
    <dream741land@nowhere.cola> wrote:

    > On 8/13/2010 3:59 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:




    > >>> See the other replies you've gotten, but note that you can still get
    > >>> these newsgroups (with a diminished number of messages) from the
    > >>> following servers (all free):
    > >>>
    > >>> news.eternal-september.org
    > >>> aioe.org
    > >>> news.albasani.net
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > >>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > I agree, Ken. Do you know if Microsoft's primary reason was financial
    > or was it too hard to control the responses in the newsgroups or was
    > there some other reason. I use the news.eternal-september.org server to
    > access the 98 general newsgroup.



    I know nothing more than anyone else's here about Microsoft's reason,
    but I doubt very much if it was financial. I think it had to do with
    control. There were probably lots of ways they could have exercised
    more control, but as far as I'm concerned, they chose the poorest way.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     

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