13.1 Setting Up Newsgroups

13.1.1 Adding a News Account

  1. Click Accounts > Account Options.

  2. Click the News tab, then click Add.

  3. Type an account name, then click Next.

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

    Create News (NNTP) Account dialog box
  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, then fill in the Login name and Password fields.

  6. Fill in the E-Mail address and From name fields, then click Next.

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


    Click Connect using my modem and phone line, click a dialing option, 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, then click Finish.

13.1.2 Subscribing or Unsubscribing to a Newsgroup

  1. Click Accounts > Account Options.

  2. Click the News tab, click an account, then click Newsgroups.

    Accounts dialog box
  3. Click a newsgroup.


    Type a search term, click Search, click a newsgroup, then click Subscribe.

To unsubscribe to a newsgroup, repeat Step 1 and Step 2, click the Subscribed tab, click a newsgroup, click Unsubscribe, then click Yes.