13.1 Setting Up Newsgroups

13.1.1 Adding a News Account

  1. Click Accounts > Account Options.

    If you are in Online mode and the Accounts menu is not available, your system administrator has restricted account creation to your Caching mailbox. Change to Caching mode to make the Accounts menu available.

  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 (for example, forums.novell.com).

    To use newsgroups, you must have access to an NNTP server. Your Internet service provider (ISP) gives 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 to a Newsgroup

  1. Right-click the news server in your Folder List, then click Subscribe to Newsgroups.

    A list of available newsgroups on that server displays.

  2. Select one or more newsgroups, then click Subscribe.

To unsubscribe to a newsgroup, repeat Step 1, click the newsgroup you want to unsubscribe from, click Unsubscribe, then click Yes.