Why can't I access this newsgroup through Outlook Express?


G

Gary Burton

I have used Outlook Express to read these newsgroups
for years. Recent postings no longer appear through this
newsgroup on outlook express. When I post something via
Outlook Express, it shows up; but never with a response
and never with anyone else's postings. Postings that I
make via Outlook Express also do not show up on the web
page version of the newsgroup.
Is my server blocking my access to this newsgroup?
 
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L

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Gary said:
I have used Outlook Express to read these newsgroups
for years. Recent postings no longer appear through this
newsgroup on outlook express. When I post something via
Outlook Express, it shows up; but never with a response
and never with anyone else's postings. Postings that I
make via Outlook Express also do not show up on the web
page version of the newsgroup.
Is my server blocking my access to this newsgroup?

Not sure. For the MS newsgroups, it's probably best to use the
msnews.microsoft.com server - I've rarely had problems with it. And all the
MS newsgroups are there. It's free & no credentials are required....
 
P

Phil

I OE make sure you have your view set to show all messages.
On the webpage interface, I've found it to be slow and poor at best. Your
post will show but usually not for hours.
 
W

Will Denny

Hi

Have you been using your ISP's News Server or one of the Microsoft News
Servers to access these News Groups? If the former, try contacting your ISP
to see if they have any problems or try using one of the MS News Servers -
msnews.microsoft.com
 
P

PA Bear

Copy/paste the following link into an IE Addressbar (window) and click GO:

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

HOW TO: Configure OE for News
http://snipurl.com/4iru
www.insideoe.com/resources.htm#setupmsnews
--
OE6-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE), AH-VSOP

WinXP SP2: What's New for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/ieoeoverview.mspx

What You Should Know About Spyware
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/devioussoftware.mspx

"There is no 'silver bullet' solution."
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33131
 
G

Guest

That works. Thanks!

Apparently, my ISP didn't pay their newsgroup bill. I
Need to access newsgroups other than Microsoft, however.
Is there a similar server that accesses all newsgroups?
 
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Guest

Thanks! Yes, my ISP is the problem. They are
supposedly researching it.

I Need to access newsgroups other than Microsoft,
however. Is there a similar server that accesses all
newsgroups?
 
J

JerryMouse

Thanks! Yes, my ISP is the problem. They are
supposedly researching it.

I Need to access newsgroups other than Microsoft,
however. Is there a similar server that accesses all
newsgroups?

Hundreds.

Google is your friend.
 
K

Ken Blake

In (e-mail address removed)
Thanks! Yes, my ISP is the problem. They are
supposedly researching it.

I Need to access newsgroups other than Microsoft,
however. Is there a similar server that accesses all
newsgroups?


If your ISP doesn't provide a server, there are lots of others to
choose from. Some are free, others are on a pay basis. A Google
search will turn up many choices.

By the way, in case you don't realize it, Outlook Express can
handle multiple servers. You can, for example, use the Microsoft
server for the Microsoft newsgroups, and another server for other
newsgroups.
 
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