Error while sending email to the newsgroup

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Gaurav Pandey, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Hi

    I receive the following message every time I attempt to Send an email to the

    Your message was successfully posted. The connection to the community
    servers did not succeed. See the News error log for details.

    Subject 'Re: Desktop displaying Drive C:'
    Server Response:
    Server: ''
    Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x80072EFD
    Protocol: HTTP
    Port: 80
    Secure(SSL): No
    Gaurav Pandey, Jun 9, 2008
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  2. Gaurav Pandey

    Guest Guest

    The newsgroup was meant to accept newsgroup posts, not email.
    Guest, Jun 10, 2008
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  3. News servers don't use HTTP on port 80.
    They use NNTP on port 119.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 10, 2008
  4. Your reply does make sense!!

    However, I am just clicking on New button in Windows Live Mail Desktop
    (This opens a new "News Message" in compose mode.)

    What am I doing wrong?
    Gaurav Pandey, Jun 10, 2008
  5. Gaurav Pandey

    Ildhund Guest

    I'm not sure how the communities support features [CSF] servers
    operate, but it looks like messages are indeed passed to them via
    HTTP if the option to use them is selected; the server then forwards
    the message with the additional communities information to the news
    server. The OP's error message seems to be indicating that if the
    HTTP link fails, the message will still be posted but without the
    additional info. The log should carry details of the transactions. I
    can't check, because I've given up on this particular set of

    If you examine the headers of the OP's last few posts, you will see
    that ones posted successfully with CSF give the proxy as
    posting host; the ones that didn't still have CSF reference data,
    but give his own IP address as posting host.
    Ildhund, Jun 10, 2008
  6. When the focus is on a newsgroup, clicking "New" does indeed
    start a news message (not an e-mail) to that newsgroup.

    You can eliminate the error messages by disabling the "Communities"
    features, which tend to be buggy: Tools, Options, uncheck "Use
    Communities support features."

    Incidentally, the "Desktop" part of the program name was dropped
    about 14 months ago.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 10, 2008
  7. Thanks for your suggestion Gary, I would certainly like to try it.

    One funny thing I noticed.

    Click on the ? icon on the top right hand side.

    Expected: The mouse icon would change to a ?. If we click on Use Communities
    support features., then a small tool tip would be displayed which would show
    us information about the item we have selected.


    Internet Explorer launches and the following link is displayed

    Incidentally , I was not able to search for Use Communities support features
    in the HELP!!!!!!!!

    I am beginning to like Windows Live Mail!!!
    Gaurav Pandey, Jun 10, 2008
  8. WLM doesn't have a local help file. It's all web based. So the "?"
    does the same as clicking on Help, it goes to the WLM help web site.

    I couldn't find anything on the Communities feature either in the Help
    web site.
    Michael Santovec, Jun 11, 2008
  9. Not sure what you are getting at.
    Approximately April of 2007, Windows Live Mail Desktop was
    renamed to Windows Live Mail.

    WLM is not just a HTTP version, it does POP and IMAP and NNTP also.
    What you call "WLM Online" is probably what is officially called
    Windows Live Hotmail.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 12, 2008
  10. Gaurav Pandey

    Ildhund Guest

    There was widespread confusion during the beta stages of the various
    Live apps while MS made up their minds what to call them. The
    Hotmail beta became Windows Live Mail while this app was still
    called Windows Live Mail Desktop. When the Hotmail beta went gold
    just over a year ago, it was christened Windows Live Hotmail,
    leaving the way clear for this one to be called Windows Live Mail,
    with all the possibilities for ambiguity that that entailed. To
    compound the issue, Windows Live Messenger was (and is) commonly
    called WLM, and many users refer to 'MSN' - sometimes meaning
    Hotmail, sometimes Messenger and sometimes a completely unfathomable
    combination of Internet access and browser extensions commonly used
    in America. These users now refer, equally confusingly, to Live.

    I have tried consistently in this group to refer to this client as
    WLMail and the webmail service as Hotmail. Messenger is just that,
    unless there's a risk of confusing it with Windows Messenger, in
    which case it has to be WLMessenger. But there's still no consensus,
    and you can bet that if we ever did agree on a common set of
    abbreviations, MS would change the names again.
    Ildhund, Jun 12, 2008
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