News from where?

News from where?

Post by JimL » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:00:47


I just got broadband for the first time - Comcast. I can't find anything
about news subscriptions. I'm on here now through my dial-up connection.

How do people get news when on broadband?

Thanks

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JimL
 
 
 

News from where?

Post by 1PW » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:16:12


Hello Jim:

Comcast stopped their own NNTP feed from Giganews long ago. Their
motivations are debatable, but their published stance was "to protect
the children".

However, every NNTP server (free or paid) is available to you through
Comcast.

Try Googling for the servers. Many will mention Giganews,
eternal-september, aioe, and many fine others. Editorializing: Please
don't use Google Groups as many of us filter the GG out for spam
protection.

Best wishes,

Pete
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News from where?

Post by Daav » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:43:15


This server is good (and free) for text newsgroups:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

News from where?

Post by JimL » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:58:57


Thanks, guys. Problem solved. I tried it once before but it didn't work
then - I just now got news by trying it again. All I did was uncheck where
the properties said, "Always connect to this account using:" Then the
servers I was getting through dial-up came up on the broadband connection.
It just bypassed my old dial-up source.

Odd that it didn't work the first time I tried it.

Thanks

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JimL
 
 
 

News from where?

Post by JimL » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 12:15:39

Sigh. Some times it works. Some times it doesn't.









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JimL
 
 
 

News from where?

Post by c » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 12:42:33


Comcast no longer offers this. I use http://www.yqcomputer.com/ $10 for
25gig over a year ago and finally used one gig. I subscribe to two binary groups.

Chris