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Post Posted May 18th, 2004, 12:18 am

how to configure Thunderbird to read Google Groups?

There is apparently no connection
What must be put into the
server setting nntp server name field?
outgoing smtp server name field?

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Post Posted May 18th, 2004, 12:23 am

http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/h ... newsreader

"3. Can I use a newsreader (e.g., Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger) to access Google Groups?

No. Google Groups provides web based access to Usenet. You cannot use a regular newsreader to access our service. You can, however, access Google Groups from any web browser."

alas
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Post Posted May 18th, 2004, 1:15 am

how to configure Thunderbird to read Usenet newsgroups?

There is apparently no connection
What must be put into the
server setting nntp server name field?
outgoing smtp server name field?

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Post Posted May 18th, 2004, 2:42 am

The University of Berlin is offering free access to a well-maintained newsserver, for free. They carry most text-groups, however, no binary groups. The only requirement is that you post under your real name (but that's good style anyway). Information can be found at http://www.individual.net/. It's open to international users, too. I've been using it for years, without any complaints, it's better than any ISP-based newsserver I have ever used. Works with TB, naturally. It really beats Google Groups. :)

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