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Using My Comcast Usenet?


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#1 nyyanks

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=69582

This supposedly explains how I, as a Comcast customer, can access newsgroups via giganews. However, I can only find ways to use newsgroups via Outlook Express. Can anyone help me with using my comcast account in giganews?
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:21 PM

Try this http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:40 PM

nyyanks, If the link above doesn't help you, try the Comcast help forums. There is a forum specifically for Usenet (Newsgroups).

From the Comcast home page, sign in with your account name. Then click HELP on the right side of the page, then Help Forums. You may have to choose a name to use in the forum.

Scroll down to Usenet, go to that forum. There is a sticky (pinned) post at the top-Comcast Newsgroup FAQs-which will tell you what you need to know.

http://www.comcast.net

Edited by Queen-Evie, 04 April 2007 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2007 - 03:37 PM

nyyanks, I actually set this up last night for my home computer. You have to use a news reader to access the newsgroups. They don't have a web-based interface for the comcast customers. I used OE, but you could use whatever you want.

The Comcast News server settings are as follows:

NNTP Server: newsgroups.comcast.net
User name: your Comcast.net Primary email address (example: jdoe@comcast.net)
Password: your Comcast.net password



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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:59 PM

Thanks I've decided to use Thunderbird
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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Not really!




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