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I understand that besides getting to the newsgroups I also need something like "NewsRover" that will decode the entries? (Any free ones?) Also it appears the files are sent in packets and have to be put back together. Confusing so I would be interested in trying to figure it out. I am assuming this is something that can be talked about on TSG, I respect the rules on what can be discussed concidering the P2P file sharing controvercy....
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Standard newsgroups can be used by OE or many other email clients

or via ggoogle groups

If you are refferring to binarry groups with downloadable attachments or images My advice is DON't, unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing as that is an easy way to get attcked by all manner of nasty
 

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Don't use OE. Look for anything that is a newsreader that supports yenc. you also have to know what your ISP's news server is unless you want to use a pay service. (There are very few non ISP news servers that are free that have good retention).

Basically the main thing to gague is the retention of the news server your connecting to. As far as use goes the main things are 1) post your posts in the right group for the question your asking and 2) be nice no group like a smartypants!

Other than that have fun newsgroups have been around forever and are hardly simliar to P2P.
 

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Hi Filewasp

While I respect StumpedTechy's opinions, I use Outlook Express to access newsgroups and I admit, there are those newsposts that contain some nasties, worms, viruses, flames, trolls and the never ending supply of spammers.

So the first lesson is:
NEVER post your email address, if you reply to a newspost, or posting to ask a question.
In the account section for news accounts, change your email to something like "[email protected]"

In the newspost window just like your message window, have the attachment icon column showing so that you do not open a message containing an attachment without knowing beforehand.

Set up your news account:
Tools > Accounts > Add > News > Next > Next,
key in:
news.microsoft.com
Next > Finish
Then click on the Properties button and change your email address as stated above.
Apply, OK, to save and close.
Close the Account window.

You will then be asked if you would like to download newsgroups from the news account you added.
Click Yes if you are ready, No, if you want to download later.
This process will take several minutes to complete.

Once the list is populated, you can then scroll through and subscribe to the newsgroups you are interested in.

Your ISP should also have its own newsgroup account, that would include the alt groups.
Check their site or call them for their account settings.

If you have further questions about newsgroup setup, just reply to this thread.
 
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