Query re Registration & Login to Outlook forum

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I am not clear what function the Registration and Login have on the website
of the Outlook Forum. I can post messages to the Outlook Forum through my
ISP's newsgroup server, apparently without registering or logging in to the
Forum.

And after posting a message through the newsgroup, I Googled the keywords
"microsoft forums outlook", then selected the option at
http://office-outlook.com/outlook-forum/ . There I could read my own
posting, and I could read the reply to it from a well informed reader.
However, I was not able to reply at the website, only from OutlookExpress
through the newsgroup.

I apparently registered many months ago, and 22 previous postings dating
back to 2008 are identified. However, when I try to login, I realize that I
don't remember the password which I apparently established some time ago.
So I asked for an email to be sent to me informing me of the password. But
the received email does not actually contain a password; it merely contains
a linked URL which takes me back to the login window, as if I know what to
enter there. It seems circular, and I'm confused how to get through this
process.

Thomas Bartlett

 
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This is the MS newsgroups, hosted on msnews.microsoft.com server
No registration /login required
There is no need to post through your ISP groups, you can set up Outlook
Express or Windows Mail for direct access to the MS newserver

The office-outlook.com forum is seperate and nothing to do with the MS
forums, or MS

"Thomas Bartlett" <tcbartlett@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:4a59e537$0$25358$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
>I am not clear what function the Registration and Login have on the website
>of the Outlook Forum. I can post messages to the Outlook Forum through my
>ISP's newsgroup server, apparently without registering or logging in to the
>Forum.
>
> And after posting a message through the newsgroup, I Googled the keywords
> "microsoft forums outlook", then selected the option at
> http://office-outlook.com/outlook-forum/ . There I could read my own
> posting, and I could read the reply to it from a well informed reader.
> However, I was not able to reply at the website, only from OutlookExpress
> through the newsgroup.
>
> I apparently registered many months ago, and 22 previous postings dating
> back to 2008 are identified. However, when I try to login, I realize that
> I don't remember the password which I apparently established some time
> ago. So I asked for an email to be sent to me informing me of the
> password. But the received email does not actually contain a password; it
> merely contains a linked URL which takes me back to the login window, as
> if I know what to enter there. It seems circular, and I'm confused how to
> get through this process.
>
> Thomas Bartlett
>
>
>
>
>


 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
That is just a site (run by the folks at mapilab) that slurps the Microsoft
groups at

Either use a newsreader to access msnews.microsft.com or use the Microsoft
web interface (requires a passport/ live id) or one of a host of sites that
also slurp the groups.

"Thomas Bartlett" <tcbartlett@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:4a59e537$0$25358$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> I am not clear what function the Registration and Login have on the
> website of the Outlook Forum. I can post messages to the Outlook Forum
> through my ISP's newsgroup server, apparently without registering or
> logging in to the Forum.
>
> And after posting a message through the newsgroup, I Googled the keywords
> "microsoft forums outlook", then selected the option at
> http://office-outlook.com/outlook-forum/ . There I could read my own
> posting, and I could read the reply to it from a well informed reader.
> However, I was not able to reply at the website, only from OutlookExpress
> through the newsgroup.
>
> I apparently registered many months ago, and 22 previous postings dating
> back to 2008 are identified. However, when I try to login, I realize that
> I don't remember the password which I apparently established some time
> ago. So I asked for an email to be sent to me informing me of the
> password. But the received email does not actually contain a password; it
> merely contains a linked URL which takes me back to the login window, as
> if I know what to enter there. It seems circular, and I'm confused how to
> get through this process.
>
> Thomas Bartlett
>
>
>
>
>

 
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