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HELP!! problems accessing newsgroups with MSN.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BigDaveinNJ, Dec 6, 2001.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2000
    I just recently switched to MSN as my dial-up ISP and like it... however, I am having a tough time seeing the posts and replys in my OUTLOOK EXPRESS newsreader.

    With my old ISP... I would click on the subscribed newsgroup, such as, maybe REC. AUTO TECH or whatever, and it would start in and download all the messages within that newsgrop. I could then POST... REPLY or whatever.

    Now.... I will go to a newsgroup... and it will say 0 messages --- 0 unread... 1045 not downloaded. For some reason... it will not download the messages as in the past.

    I have entered the correct server name of NETNEWS.MSN.COM and all of my old settings were left the same. Any ideas as to why it says there are all of these messages NOT DOWNLOADED and how can I see them... like I could before?

    Thanks in advance

  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    It sounds to me as you have an option checked by mistake.

    In Outlook Express, Tools | Read. In the middle under News, is a box that says:

    Mark all messages as read when exiting a newsgroup.

    Uncheck this if its checked. also, what is your Headers set to? Its the setting above the one that said Mark...
    I have mine set to 1000 (max) and the box checked,

    Also, you may have Compact mode on. maintenance tab.

    Leave all three boxes unched. Its better to clean up after you have finished with ALL the messages.


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