Windows Security and Newsgroups

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Coogee, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Coogee

    Coogee Guest

    New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
    newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set up
    OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the newsgroups
    on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me to log on to the
    newsgroups server- "verify that both username and password are correct for
    your mail server". After I enter user name and password, and click OK, the
    screen keeps popping up asking for same prompt. I am giving it the correct
    info, but will not accept, so can't begin to download newsgroups. Whatever
    I enter will change what's in the account screen for the server setup. Tried
    turning all the windows security options off that I could find, but still
    can't get past the security screen. Any advice on this?
    Coogee, Sep 18, 2008
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  2. Coogee

    Malke Guest

    Which newsgroups and which NNTP server? If you are talking about one
    provided by your ISP, then go to the ISP's website and double-check what
    authorization is needed. It sounds like you aren't using the correct
    information. For instance, my ISP (Comcast) uses a different authentication
    for newsgroups than for email.

    It would also help if you told us what newsreader you're using (Windows
    Mail, Thunderbird, etc.).

    Malke, Sep 18, 2008
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  3. Coogee

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Well, if you're using Windows Mail as the newsreader, then WM won't hold
    that user-id and psw at times, and it won't accept the credentials with
    repeated prompts asking for the credentials. You can be posting and it will
    loose the credentials too, and it starts prompting.

    The best way to fix this is to shutdown the newsreader, start it up again,
    go to your account and give the credentials there to see if they will hold

    I have seen this problem on Vista for Outlook and POP3 where the
    credentials are lost, and it keeps asking for the credentials and never
    holds, until one goes back to the account to fix it.
    Mr. Arnold, Sep 18, 2008
  4. Coogee

    Coogee Guest

    I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.
    Coogee, Sep 18, 2008
  5. Then you need to go back to whomever the news provider is and work with
    them. Some news servers (for example the ones that host the Microsoft
    private news groups) require that the username be preceded by a domain name
    - domainname\username.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Sep 18, 2008
  6. Coogee

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Well, you have actually shutdown the newsreader, you went to the account in
    the newsreader, and you entered the credentials again, typing over the
    existing credentials in the boxes. You may have to do it repeated times
    there too before it will hold the credentials. But you giving them when
    you're being prompted for the credentials is not going to work.

    On there other hand, you could be giving the wrong credentials. I don't
    Mr. Arnold, Sep 18, 2008
  7. Coogee

    Coogee Guest

    I have the same account set up on my desktop, which uses Win XP. So it's not
    a matter of not knowing the correct names. The news server is ready to
    download, except for that pesky Windows security popup.
    Coogee, Sep 18, 2008

  8. Contact your ISP (or the whomever is hosting the news server to which
    your trying to connect) to ascertain the correct settings for logging
    into their server.


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    Bruce Chambers, Sep 19, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    I have never known an ISP news server that requires the ISP customer TO
    log-in. Are you SURE that your ISP's news server requires you to enter a
    Username and Password?
    Gordon, Sep 19, 2008
  10. Why is it asking about a mail server when you are
    trying to configure a news server connection?
    FromTheRafters, Sep 19, 2008
  11. Coogee

    Coogee Guest

    Just another part of the mystery.

    Coogee, Sep 19, 2008
  12. Coogee

    Coogee Guest

    Yes I is.

    Coogee, Sep 19, 2008
  13. Coogee

    Dave T. Guest

    Alas, 'tis the same for me. I use T-bird, but regardless of what reader
    I use the news server is provided to me through my ISP, and a log on is
    required to access it. They don't want to give the news server for free,
    it is only for subscribers. I have the option of using any server I want
    outside of my ISP, but I would likely have to pay extra for it.

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Sep 20, 2008
  14. There are free news servers out there. Google is your friend.
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 20, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    Interesting. In the UK, if you are accessing the internet through a
    particular ISP, which always involves log-in credentials, the ISP assumes
    you ARE a subscriber, and thus does not require a separate log-in for the
    news server....way to go USA!
    Gordon, Sep 20, 2008
  16. Umm... Gordon, old boy: In the USA, most always-on broadband
    connections don't require a log-in.
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 20, 2008
  17. Is the real you about to show here?
    Paul Montgumdrop, Sep 20, 2008
  18. Coogee

    Dave T. Guest

    My apologies, I wasn't very clear. No user name or password for the news
    server, just the ISP. The thing is that T-bird is an all in one just
    like windows mail. It handles mail and news and whenever I open t-bird
    the first thing it does is log on to the ISP to download mail and news

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Sep 23, 2008
  19. Coogee

    Dave T. Guest

    It does when your reader is downloading mail from a pop server.

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Sep 23, 2008
  20. Coogee

    Gordon Guest

    I think you'll find, even in the Colonies, that the Router set-up will
    contain a User name and Password - how otherwise would the ISP control who
    uses it's services?
    Gordon, Sep 23, 2008
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