how to set up usenet newsgroups in windows live mail?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Neerav, Jan 3, 2008.

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    Neerav Guest

    Neerav, Jan 3, 2008
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    Quaoar Guest

    The newsgroup server is . This should get you
    connected and able to download the newsgroup list to select from.

    Quaoar, Jan 3, 2008
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Neerav.

    Click here:

    That one click should start Windows Live Mail (if it is the default news
    client and is not already running); create a News Account for the Microsoft
    public news server, which is free and does not require a login; subscribe
    you to THIS newsgroup; download the 300 latest headers; and display the
    latest message in the Reading Pane. Later, you can click Tools | Options
    and customize it in many ways to suit yourself.

    Whoops! You said Usenet newsgroups. That depends on which news server you
    subscribe to. You will need to learn that from your ISP or other provider.
    Mine is, but that doesn't do you much good. When you
    find the server name, click Tools | Accounts | Add and follow the
    instructions to create your account with that server.

    If you've used Outlook Express or Windows Mail, the process will be very

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Jan 3, 2008
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    Neerav Guest

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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Neerav.

    I haven't visited those URLs, but there are MANY websites out there that
    simply "slurp" content from the Microsoft public news servers, as well as
    from Usenet. When they give proper credit, it can be A Good Thing,
    spreading knowledge and wisdom far and wide. But, all too often, the site
    gives the distinct impression that this wisdom originated on their wonderful
    site. That is NOT A Good Thing! :>(

    Well, now I clicked on the links in your message and see that both and have done exactly what I said: They
    are reproducing - verbatim - the posts that you and I made here - without
    credit or attribution - and are obviously using our posts to generate
    revenue from the ads shown on their pages. That is dishonest - and
    despicable - in my opinion. I wonder if those sites will post THIS message

    We have to recognize that anything we post here is public information. So
    far as I know, we have no copyright. That is why my posts often go into
    more detail than necessary to answer the specific question: We never know
    who will be "reading over our shoulders", and many of the readers will not
    be as expert as you and I. So we have to TRY to make sure that we can be
    understood, and, often more important, that our post cannot possibly be

    Just remember that my newsgroup posts AND YOURS are PUBLIC - and
    EVERLASTING! So watch your language and don't post anything that you
    wouldn't want your Mom or your wife or your boss to read.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Jan 4, 2008
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    Neerav Guest

    got ur message.


    Neerav, Jan 4, 2008
  7. Thanks for the link:

    Unfortunately it doesn't tell you how to set up a news account, and logging
    into Microsoft so-called "communities" just adds to the confusion.

    This hotmail/livemail stuff seems to be in something of a mess; at least I
    can't find my way around, for example to subscribe to a newsgroup.

    I use the standard Outlook Express / Windows Mail facilities, but my
    postings (which have no objectionable content) don't always seem to get

    Daddy Tadpole, Jan 4, 2008
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