Re: Configure Outlook Express for MSN -- what settings for News &c.?

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Jonathan Kay [MVP], Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Greetings Eugene,

    MSN shut down its public usenet server (for accessing all of usenet, obviously these groups
    are still up) about 6 years ago. There aren't any settings to put in. will get you the Microsoft ones though.

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
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    "ChemistrySet" <> wrote in message
    > What are the settings to configure Outlook Express for MSN: News
    > Groups?
    > For Mail, the HTTP works:
    > -- after several uses
    > it works pretty well for MSN mail, but does not accept one of my
    > Hotmail accounts.
    > What does one use for News? Or other miscellaneous settings -- the MSN
    > Outlook Express configuration tool did not work at all, the manual
    > configuration instructions were missing, and there were no instructions
    > in the Help 'Search' engine.
    > Simple, direct information like this one expects to be available
    > up-front at the MSN Member Center, at the least -- why not? There is
    > so much palaver and so little real meat, unless I have missed something
    > -- like an engineering manual written by public relations people
    > instead of by engineers; it seems more focused on getting users to
    > "feel" helped rather than actually to solve problems. (Surely it must
    > be self-evident that successfully & succinctly to resolve problems is
    > prerequisite to "feeling helped".) Either I or Miscrosoft is missing
    > the boat, and I have exhausted my means to find out, without avail.
    > Thanks for the aid, somebody kind enough to render it -- GOD Bless!
    > Eugene, Oregon
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Nov 2, 2006
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  2. Jonathan Kay [MVP]


    Sep 23, 2011
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    I cant connect with WLM this is the error I get:

    00 Cannot connect to NNTP server (, connect timeout

    Protocol: NNTP
    Port: 119
    Secure(SSL): 0
    Windows Live Mail Error ID: 400
    Code: 800ccca0

    -- Christopher
    CWM880, Sep 24, 2011
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