I configured news group in outlook 2003 but couldn't see it

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Ben

I configured news group in outlook 2003 following the Help. I didn't finish

the server configuration and see all news subscribed. However after I closed

the configuration, I couldn't see the Go => News menu. What's worse is that

the Customize Command panel, the "News" command is available in the "Go"

Categories anymore.

Appreciate if anyone can help!
 

Diane Poremsky

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I configured news group in outlook 2003 following the Help. I didn't finish


the server configuration and see all news subscribed. However after I closed


the configuration, I couldn't see the Go => News menu. What's worse is that


the Customize Command panel, the "News" command is available in the "Go"


Categories anymore.




Appreciate if anyone can help!



To get the News command back, go back to the Programs tab in Control Panel | Internet Options and change the default newsreader to Outlook Express. If OE prompts you to make it your default newsreader the next time you launch it, click the "Don't ask me again" box and then click the No button.




You may need to reset the menu or toolbar using Tools, customize.
 
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VanguardLH

Ben wrote:


> I configured news group in outlook 2003 following the Help.


No, you didn't. No version of Outlook supports NNTP (Network News

Transfer Protocol). You cannot use Outlook as a newsreader. You must

use a different program for newsgroups (e.g., Outlook EXPRESS, Forte

Agent, Thunderbird, Xnews, 40tude Dialog, Xananews, MesNews, etc.), or

you could buy an add-on to Outlook (e.g., Newshound or MAPILab's NNTP

for Outlook) that handles NNTP and tries to make it look embedded in

Outlook (but they all do a poor job at it because Outlook's UI wasn't

designed for Usenet access).


> I didn't finish the server configuration and see all news subscribed.


You did or did not finish the configuration? If you did not finish,

why would you expect that it be usable (in whatever newsreader you are

actually using)? If you finished the configuration and then got to see

the list of newsgroups then you were NOT in Outlook but in some OTHER

program which does have NNTP support.


> However after I closed the configuration, I couldn't see the Go =
> News menu.


Which merely runs the OTHER program which is the newsreader. "Go -
News" means an external program gets loaded because Outlook doesn't do

newsgroups. So it is a waste of effort and time to load Outlook to

then use its menu to start the other program when you could have simply

started the other program in the first place.


> What's worse is that the Customize Command panel, the "News" command
> is available in the "Go" Categories anymore.


You never mentioned WHICH version of Windows that you use. The News

subcommand for menu customization is absent if you are using Windows 7.

That's because there is no default install-time newsreader available

in Windows 7 (because no e-mail client or newsreader comes with it).

http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/missing_news.htm

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/nntp.asp

Since you end up starting the separate newsreader program to do

newsgroups, just start that program directly. Don't waste your time

loading Outlook and using its menu navigation to go load another

program.
 

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