From: JD on 3 Mar 2010 18:03
On 03/03/2010 9:52 PM, I love my doggie wrote:
> Do you know the address to the new reader client or is that install? I
> trying to learn ahead of time that is.
your ISP will more than likely have its own access to newsgroups you can
get the details from there help desk or website.
note that ISP's newsgroup servers may not carry all the groups you
want or Follow Paul's instructions.
From: I love my doggie on 3 Mar 2010 22:10
Thanks everyone for answering my question. I also share one of the help
suggestion to another alt group and they said there is no way to asset
there webtv groups that is on the alt. group. So, Thanks again.
Especially J.D for saying the same as they said.
From: Paul on 4 Mar 2010 00:31
I love my doggie wrote:
> Thanks everyone for answering my question. I also share one of the help
> suggestion to another alt group and they said there is no way to asset
> there webtv groups that is on the alt. group. So, Thanks again.
> Especially J.D for saying the same as they said.
The reason I recommended a free, third-party USENET provider, is
I did not expect your new ISP to have USENET. In the USA, it is
a dying breed. You can thank Cuomo for accelerating the trend.
My ISP dropped USENET maybe 5 years ago, and I've been using
free servers ever since.
"In 2008, Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable and Sprint Nextel signed
an agreement with Attorney General of New York Andrew Cuomo to shut down
access to sources of child pornography. Time Warner Cable stopped offering
access to Usenet. Verizon reduced its access to the "Big 8" hierarchies. Sprint
stopped access to the alt.* hierarchies. AT&T stopped access to the
alt.binaries.* hierarchies. Cuomo never specifically named Usenet in his anti-child
pornography campaign. David DeJean of PC World said that some worry that the
SPs used Cuomo's campaign as an excuse to end portions of Usenet access, as it
is costly for the internet service providers.
In 2008 AOL, which no longer offered Usenet access, and the four providers that
responded to the Cuomo campaign were the five largest internet service providers
in the United States; they had more than 50% of the U.S. ISP marketshare.
On June 8, 2009, AT&T announced that it would no longer provide access to the Usenet
service as of July 15, 2009.
AOL announced that it would discontinue its integrated Usenet service in early 2005,
citing the growing popularity of weblogs, chat forums and on-line conferencing.
The AOL community had a tremendous role in popularizing Usenet some 11 years earlier,
with all of its positive and negative aspects. This change marked the end of the
legendary Eternal September. Others, however, feel that Google Groups, especially with
its new user interface, has picked up the torch that AOL has dropped�and that the
so-called Eternal September has yet to end.
In August, 2009, Verizon announced that it would discontinue access to Usenet on
September 30, 2009."
From: Julie Bove on 4 Mar 2010 02:24
"JD" <No.Reply(a)Sorry.com> wrote in message
> On 03/03/2010 9:52 PM, I love my doggie wrote:
>> Do you know the address to the new reader client or is that install? I
>> trying to learn ahead of time that is.
> your ISP will more than likely have its own access to newsgroups you can
> get the details from there help desk or website.
> note that ISP's newsgroup servers may not carry all the groups you want
> or Follow Paul's instructions.
Many ISP's allow only limited newsgroups these days if any at all. There
are plenty of free ones out there. I am using eternal-september.org.
From: Bill on 4 Mar 2010 12:41
As Alex has posted, and the posters at WEBTV have told you, you
cannot access the WEBTV groups with a PC. Only WEBTV and MSNTV 2 users
can access them. They are behind a firewall.
You can access these usenet groups and WEBTV groups with a WEBTV box,
but with a PC you cannot do that. Only usenet groups with a PC.
I think that you are confused as to what is a WEBTV only group and
what is a usenet group. If the name of the group starts with
"Alt.Discuss", that is a WEBTV group. If the word "Discuss" is not
there, then that is a usenet group.