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Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 Santa Rosa, California
Newsgroups are in the news here!
We are using newsgroups to provide technical support for these products: WebHub, Rubicon and IIS Backup.
To participate, you will need
Probably your NNTP client will show you the available newsgroups. Here is the current list:
General Advice on NNTP Connectivity
Embarcadero provides a very helpful overview here, Article #38435. This article explains, among other things, how to use XanaNews to connect to Delphi newsgroups and other public newsgroups hosted by Embarcadero.
XanaNews - Authenticate Setting
If you are using XanaNews, go intoand make sure that the checkbox for Always Authenticate is turned ON as shown in the screenshot here.
If you have trouble reading messages, go intoand turn off XOVER and possibly turn off pipelining. The number of connections is probably not important, you can keep the default value.
Exit and restart XanaNews between major changes to the connection settings because you can get different results, using the same settings, after a restart of XanaNews.
If you have trouble downloading ALL our newsgroup messages with XanaNews, try downloading just headers and then, if you are interested in any particular message, click into it to download that particular message. That will be quicker for you, and is much more likely to work. At least two people have had trouble downloading ALL messages; XanaNews downloads 1 message and then hangs.
Thanks to Peter Hyde for the XOVER, etc. advice.
XanaNews - Message Order
Sometimes it helps to see messages as threaded conversations. Sometimes it helps to see just the newly added ones. To toggle between these, go into.
Alternative NNTP Clients
There are many alternatives to XanaNews, including Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook. Wikipedia lists more than a dozen more.