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Connecting to Usenet Newsgroups with Outlook Express

Notes:

  • See Configuring Your Email Program for instructions on how to configure Outlook Express or Outlook to work with Stanford's email service.
  • See Usenet Newsgroups for more information about using newsgroups at Stanford.
  • Although the following instructions were written for Outlook Express, the steps are the same for Windows Mail (in Windows Vista). However, the screens will look different.

Connecting to Newsgroups from Work

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

  2. When the Internet Accounts dialog box is displayed, click the News tab.

    Internet Accounts dialog box

  3. Click the Add button and select News from the list. An Internet Connection Wizard will guide you through the process of setting up your connection.

  4. Enter your name, if it is not already filled in, and then click Next.

    enter the name you want displayed in the From field

  5. For your Internet news email address, enter your Stanford email address. Then, click Next.

    enter your email address

  6. Enter the following Internet news server name settings and then click Next to continue:

    • News (NNTP) server: usenet.stanford.edu
    • My news server requires me to log on: unchecked

    enter the name of your news server

  7. Click Finish to save your settings.

  8. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts dialog box

  9. Click Yes to download the Stanford newsgroups.

    prompt to download news groups

  10. To subscribe to a newsgroup, select the newsgroup and then click Subscribe.

    select newsgroups to subscribe to

  11. When you have finished selecting newsgroups to which you wish to subscribe, click OK.

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Connecting to Newsgroups from Home

Note: If you have difficulty connecting to the Stanford Newsgroups server from a corporate office, submit a HelpSU request for assistance.

  1. On the Outlook Express Tools menu, click Accounts.

  2. When the Internet Accounts dialog box is displayed, click the News tab.

    Internet Accounts dialog box

  3. Click the Add button and select News from the list. An Internet Connection Wizard will guide you through the process of setting up your connection.

  4. Enter your name, if it is not already filled in, and then click Next.

    enter the name you want displayed in the From field

  5. For your Internet news email address, enter your Stanford email address. Then, click Next.

    enter your email address

  6. Enter the following Internet news server name settings and then click Next to continue:

    • News (NNTP) server: usenet.stanford.edu
    • My news server requires me to log on: checked

    enter the name of your news server

  7. Enter the following Internet news server logon settings and then click Next to continue:
    • Account name: your SUNet ID
    • Password: blank
    • Remember password: unchecked

    enter news server account name

  8. Click Finish to save your settings.

    finish setting up account

  9. Select the news account that you just added and click the Properties button.

    select news account to edit

  10. Click the Advanced tab and check the box for This server requires a secure connection (SSL)

    newgroup properties advanced settings

  11. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

  12. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts dialog box

  13. Click Yes to download the Stanford newsgroups.

    prompt to download news groups

  14. When prompted, enter your SUNet ID in the Password field and click OK. Leave the Remember Password box unchecked; otherwise your SUNet ID password will be stored on your computer.

    logon to news server

  15. If you get a message asking whether you want to continue using the server, click Yes.

    security certificate message

  16. To subscribe to a newsgroup, select the newsgroup and then click Subscribe.

    select newsgroups to subscribe to

  17. When you have finished selecting newsgroups to which you wish to subscribe, click OK.

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