Please, really need help with this

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by ewastudent, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. ewastudent

    ewastudent Guest

    Windows Mail could not post your message. Subject 'hello?', Account:
    'news.readfreenews.net', Server: 'news.readfreenews.net', Protocol: NNTP,
    Server Response: '440 Posting Not Allowed.', Port: 119, Secure(SSL): No,
    Server Error: 440, Error Number: 0x800CCCA9

    I have windows mail and can successfully post to msnews and opera and the
    mozilla server, and read posts, but when i put in news.readfreenews.net,
    nothing shows up for any group, its like nobody posts in, but when I tried
    to post in to 24hoursupport.helpdesk, this message showed up telling me the
    post failed. What is going on?
     
    ewastudent, Jan 21, 2009
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  2. ewastudent

    mac Guest

    Never used that news server, but the name says to me, [readfreenews], that
    you are reading, [ONLY], what 'THEY' care to display. Also 'Posting Not
    Allowed', backs up that theory?

    IMHO?
     
    mac, Jan 22, 2009
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  3. ewastudent

    Dave Guest

    "Posting not allowed"

    I'd say you're not allowed to post...
    Have you done so before?
     
    Dave, Jan 22, 2009
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  4. ewastudent

    mac Guest

    Your two test messages worked here.

    Are you aware of the TEST newsgroup that is available on this server, solely
    for the stated purpose.
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.test

    HTH?
     
    mac, Jan 22, 2009
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  5. ewastudent

    ewastudent Guest

    --
    ewastudent "superchris"
    not on that server, on msnews and mozilla, and what is 440 posting? there
    are no posts in the 30,000 + groups either.
     
    ewastudent, Jan 22, 2009
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  6. The message means that the news server you chose does not allow posting.
    This is very clear from the error message.

    Get an account on a server that allows posting. Read the terms first.
    You may have to pay.

    HTH
    -pk
     
    Patrick Keenan, Jan 22, 2009
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  7. ewastudent

    mac Guest

    Go here http://www.motzarella.org/ it is a free news server, but you have to
    register, and they send you the set up instructions by email so use a real
    address to register, then use a munged address in the account setup process.
     
    mac, Jan 22, 2009
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  8. It's not "440 Posting", it's "440 Posting Not Allowed".

    There is nothing you can do but move on. They won't let you post.

    <snippage>
     
    Patrick Keenan, Jan 22, 2009
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