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Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Dear Ricky,

First of all, I would like to say what a fine job you are doing for this newsgroup/forum all these years. I have used the search feature on this web page and was surprised to find that this issue is not yet addressed. After registration with the download site, we get an email with instructions on how to access this newsgroup either through a browser or Outlook Express (OE). I think most users would have their mail handler open at all time rather than their browser. Since the introduction of Vista and now Windows 7, OE is no longer packaged with these newer OS. It is Windows Mail (WM) with Vista and then, Windows Live Mail (WLM) with Windows 7.

I am encountering a problem with registering this newsgroup through WLM. It reports that the proposed URL does not appear to be a valid News Server. So, how about sending another mass mail to all registered users on how to register this newsgroup using other mail handlers apart from OE?

Best regards,
Lim
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Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Lim,
Ricky will I am sure provide an informative answer but I view the threads
using Windows Live Mail without a problem. There was, so far a I can
remember, no difficulty when setting up the link - I just followed the
'wizard'.
At least you know that it will work!
Good luck,
Roger.
"tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my"
wrote in
message news:tzehong.limthyeheng.com.my.4cw0sz@noreply.bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Dear Ricky,
>
> First of all, I would like to say what a fine job you are doing for
> this newsgroup/forum all these years. I have used the search feature on
> this web page and was surprised to find that this issue is not yet
> addressed. After registration with the download site, we get an email
> with instructions on how to access this newsgroup either through a
> browser or Outlook Express (OE). I think most users would have their
> mail handler open at all time rather than their browser. Since the
> introduction of Vista and now Windows 7, OE is no longer packaged with
> these newer OS. It is Windows Mail (WM) with Vista and then, Windows
> Live Mail (WLM) with Windows 7.
>
> I am encountering a problem with registering this newsgroup through
> WLM. It reports that the proposed URL does not appear to be a valid News
> Server. So, how about sending another mass mail to all registered users
> on how to register this newsgroup using other mail handlers apart from
> OE?
>
> Best regards,
> Lim
>
>
> --
> tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my's Profile:
> http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=235170
> View this thread: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=42622
>

Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Lim,
The easiest way to use Windows Live Mail for the BBS is to fire up a browser
(any will do) and enter news://bbsnotes.ugs.com.
The "news://" should invoke Windows Live Mail, and register bbsnotes.ugs.com
as a news server.
You will still need to go into the properties of bbsnotes.ugs.com and enter
your Webkey username and password to authenticate.
Once this is done, you can scan for newsgroups, subscribe, etc.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Lim,
Ricky will I am sure provide an informative answer but I view the threads
using Windows Live Mail without a problem. There was, so far a I can
remember, no difficulty when setting up the link - I just followed the
'wizard'.
At least you know that it will work!
Good luck,
Roger.

>

Thank you Roger but, where is the "wizard"? Perhaps you are referring to Vista Windows Mail that is different from Windows Live Mail? I am in the office now so have no way of checking my PC at home that is on Vista.

Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Lim,
The easiest way to use Windows Live Mail for the BBS is to fire up a browser
(any will do) and enter news://bbsnotes.ugs.com.
The "news://" should invoke Windows Live Mail, and register bbsnotes.ugs.com
as a news server.
You will still need to go into the properties of bbsnotes.ugs.com and enter
your Webkey username and password to authenticate.
Once this is done, you can scan for newsgroups, subscribe, etc.
Regards,
Rick B.

Thanks for your response Ricky but clicking on your link, I got this;

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Even entering the newsgroup name did not match anything;

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Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Lim,
It is some time since my account was set up but my recollection is that I
first went to: www.bbsnotes.ugs.com/dnewsweb and signed in as a new member -
this required an email address (username) and a password (which is given as:
'free2d').
My Windows Livemail is set up with email accounts e.g. Hotmail, Googlemail,
down the left hand side. Below these is a list: Mail, Calendar, Contacts,
Newsgroups.
Once your account has been set up in bbsnotes, go to Windows Livemail: click
on Newsgroups and you will see 'Add Newsgroup Account'. Click on this and
follow the Wizard.
I hope this helps but please come back if not. It cannot be difficult as I
am no 'computer expert'.
Best regards,
Roger

"tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my"
wrote in
message news:tzehong.limthyeheng.com.my.4cxvgz@noreply.bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Roger;187964 Wrote:
>> Lim,
>>
>> Ricky will I am sure provide an informative answer but I view the
>> threads
>> using Windows Live Mail without a problem. There was, so far a I can
>> remember, no difficulty when setting up the link - I just followed the
>> 'wizard'.
>>
>> At least you know that it will work!
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>> Roger.
>>
>> >

>
> Thank you Roger but, where is the "wizard"? Perhaps you are referring
> to Vista Windows Mail that is different from Windows Live Mail? I am in
> the office now so have no way of checking my PC at home that is on
> Vista.
>
>
> --
> tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my
>
> Life is too short to miss out on things that matters.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my's Profile:
> http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=235170
> View this thread: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=42622
>

Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Thank you Roger,
I am now responding to this thread through WLM.
The server name is just bbsnotes.ugs.com ; no // , no www.
Regards,
Lim

"Roger" wrote in message
news:4c207cb4$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Lim,
> It is some time since my account was set up but my recollection is that I
> first went to: www.bbsnotes.ugs.com/dnewsweb and signed in as a new
> member - this required an email address (username) and a password (which
> is given as: 'free2d').
>
> My Windows Livemail is set up with email accounts e.g. Hotmail,
> Googlemail, down the left hand side. Below these is a list: Mail,
> Calendar, Contacts, Newsgroups.
>
> Once your account has been set up in bbsnotes, go to Windows Livemail:
> click on Newsgroups and you will see 'Add Newsgroup Account'. Click on
> this and follow the Wizard.
>
> I hope this helps but please come back if not. It cannot be difficult as
> I am no 'computer expert'.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Roger
>
>
> "tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my"
> wrote in
> message news:tzehong.limthyeheng.com.my.4cxvgz@noreply.bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Roger;187964 Wrote:
>>> Lim,
>>>
>>> Ricky will I am sure provide an informative answer but I view the
>>> threads
>>> using Windows Live Mail without a problem. There was, so far a I can
>>> remember, no difficulty when setting up the link - I just followed the
>>> 'wizard'.
>>>
>>> At least you know that it will work!
>>>
>>> Good luck,
>>>
>>> Roger.
>>>
>>> >

>>
>> Thank you Roger but, where is the "wizard"? Perhaps you are referring
>> to Vista Windows Mail that is different from Windows Live Mail? I am in
>> the office now so have no way of checking my PC at home that is on
>> Vista.
>>
>>
>> --
>> tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my
>>
>> Life is too short to miss out on things that matters.
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> tzehong.lim@thyeheng.com.my's Profile:
>> http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=235170
>> View this thread:
>> http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=42622
>>

Re: Access private.se_free2d newsgroup using Windows Live Mail

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Windows Live Mail is an email client but can be used as a news client as well.
When you fire up a browser and enter news://bbsnotes.ugs.com, it sees the "news://" and starts Windows Live Mail entering "bbsnotes.ugs.com" as the news server. If you specify a newsgroup as well i.e. news://bbsnotes.ugs.com/misc.news, Windows Live Mail will enter the news server, and subscribe you to the misc.news newsgroup :-).
IMPORTANT: You will sill need to RIGHT CLICK the bbsnotes.ugs.com server, and enter the Webkey username and password as simple authentication.