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Hi all.
I am able to access msnews.microsoft.com, news.grc.com and
privatenews.microsoft.com via Outlook Express.

Is it possible accessing alt.privacy.spyware, alt.comp.anti-virus and
alt.comp.virus via OE as well?

My apologies if this post is considered "off topic" but accessing goups
via OE is in my opinion so much more 'user-friendly and I tried to find
an answer using the Google search facilities but was not successful.
TIA........KHK.


Re: OT? - Newsgroup Access.

Kyle Horatius Kosmo, 9/4/2006,7:14:30 PM, wrote:

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Yes, you can access those groups but you need a different news server
that carries the thousands of other groups.  The ones you mentioned are
specifically for the use of those users.  Check your ISP for newsgroup
access.  If they don't have any there are free and low-cost news
servers you can subscribe to.

--
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." ~ Alexander Hamilton

Re: OT? - Newsgroup Access.

'Kyle Horatius Kosmo' wrote:
| Hi all.
| I am able to access msnews.microsoft.com, news.grc.com and
| privatenews.microsoft.com via Outlook Express.
|
| Is it possible accessing alt.privacy.spyware, alt.comp.anti-virus and
| alt.comp.virus via OE as well?
|
| My apologies if this post is considered "off topic" but accessing goups
| via OE is in my opinion so much more 'user-friendly and I tried to find
| an answer using the Google search facilities but was not successful.
_____

IF your ISP provides news service, you must set up an Outlook Express news
account for the news server your ISP provides.  While in Outlook Express,
start with
Tools>Accounts>News>Add>News>
and then enter the requested information.

The name of the account, the name that appears in 'From:' , and the email
address can be anything (the email address must be the proper format, but
should NOT be your real email address - use a guaranteed non-existent
address that ends in @invalid.com ).

The 'Server name' you must obtain from your ISP.
The 'Account name' is the user ID you use for your ISP account.
The 'Password' is the password you use for your ISP account.
These ISP 'Account name' and 'Password' are just for access to the server,
and do not become part of any posts.  There are tens of thousands of
newsgroups, and your ISP may not carry nearly that many.  To see a list of
the newsgroups available, set up the account, then click on 'Newsgroups' in
the Outlook Express toolbar.

Phil Weldon

| Hi all.
| I am able to access msnews.microsoft.com, news.grc.com and
| privatenews.microsoft.com via Outlook Express.
|
| Is it possible accessing alt.privacy.spyware, alt.comp.anti-virus and
| alt.comp.virus via OE as well?
|
| My apologies if this post is considered "off topic" but accessing goups
| via OE is in my opinion so much more 'user-friendly and I tried to find
| an answer using the Google search facilities but was not successful.
| TIA........KHK.
|



Re: OT? - Newsgroup Access.

notdiscosed@example.com says...
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Invalid.com is a real domain.
Don't use that, as it will send email traffic to their host.

Example.com is a more proper choice for a non-existant domain name if
your newsreader demands one.

MM

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