Adding a News Account

  1. Click Accounts, then click 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 will display 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 (ISP) 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 boxes.

  6. Fill in the E-Mail Address and From Name boxes, 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.