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    Getting Started

    Hello,

    I would like to use OE to read newsgroups on our LAN. I could do with some basic information about setting this up. Can anyone please help.

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    Re: Getting Started

    without knowing more specifics, like do you have a news server you want ot use, tools > accounts > news and follow the steps. you need to know the news servers name.
    many corp block the NNTP port and if they use exchange server, might set it up for NNTP services if they want employees to read news.

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    Re: Getting Started

    How will I find the news servers names? I am using MS very basic sites as a starter such as information at the link http://support.microsoft.com/support/news/default.asp
    but am not getting far.

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    Re: Getting Started

    most isps provide newsservers and will give you the server name, but since you are connecting at work, that's not an option.
    to test the nntp port, set up the msnews server. msnews.microsoft.com.
    if the port is blocked, there's no sense in looking for usenet servers. you'll need to use deja.com's web access instead. Microsoft also offers web access, but i don't recall the url offhand. I hate web access, but if the ports are blocked, it's your only choice.

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