Ian, as Frank said, using the NNTP reader in Vista or XP from Outlook
Express gives you a much faster interface with an increased number of
features and options to download headers, syncronize new messages;
syncronize all messages. The html web interface has always been
paradoxically clunky and slow as a legless snail even though MSFT makes IE.
One of the nice features of Win Mail in Vista is that it will configure the
MSFT Public newsgroups--these--for you if you just click on Windows Help
Groups on the left. If you happen to be on an XP box, and want to use the
wizard to download groups see:
Viewing and Posting to Newsgroups from MSFT
How To Set up Newsgroups in OE
1 Minute Setup of OE with Screen Shots to read Groups:
How to Setup OE to Read/Download MSFT Specialty Newsgroups:
"Ian M. Walker" <IanMWalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Umm, Microsoft, please get these blasted forums fixed.
> We have multiple posts because we keep getting messages that there was an
> error sending our posts and we think we have to resubmit them when lo and
> behold, it DID go through the first time.
> This hardly inspires confidence in a new OS, browser, etc.
> Thank you.
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.