Re: cannot go to new newsgroup after sp2 install

From: Carey Frisch [MVP] (
Date: 04/20/04

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 22:03:02 -0500

Open Outlook Express.

Go to Tools on the top menu bar and select Accounts.

Click on the New button and select News...

You will be placed in the Internet Connection Wizard. Fill in the name
you would like to appear in the newsgroups when you post messages.
Click on Next.

Fill in your e-mail address and click on Next.

Fill in the following for the NNTP server:

Account name: privatenews\sp2user
Password: password

Click on Next
Click on Finish

Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Be Smart!  Protect your PC! 
"Roke"  wrote in message:
| Hello,
| since I installed the window xp sp2, I found that I can never go to the new 
| newsgroup by clicking something like..
| news://news.news_sever/newsgroup
| The message said, "Outlook express could not open the URL 
| "news://news.news_sever/newsgrou" because it is not a recognized format.
| THANKS!!!!!!
| PS:pls also email me your advice and answers, million thanks.