81.1 Adding a News Account

To add a news account:

  1. Click Accounts > Account Options.

  2. Click the News tab, and then click Add.

  3. Type an account name, and then click Next.

    The name can be anything you want. The name you type displays next to the folder in your Folder List.

  4. Type the name of the News (NNTP) server.

    To use newsgroups, you must have access to an NNTP server. Your Internet service provider will give you the correct server information and login name (if necessary). You can also search the Internet for a list of free NNTP servers that you can use.

  5. If the server requires authentication, click My server requires authentication, and then fill in the Login name and Password fields.

  6. Fill in the Email address and From name fields, and then click Next.

  7. Click Connect through my local area network (LAN).


    Click Connect using my modem and phone line, click a dialing option, and then click a connection in the Dial-Up Networking connection to use list box.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Type a folder description, position the folder in the Folder List, and then click Finish.