I am not trying to send e-mail, merely post to the Microsoft's own
newsgroups. When I first setup Vista, and the Mail program there is the
option to add the "Microsoft Communities" account, which is just Usenet.
While I can receive posts, I just can not respond or post anything to the
server. So my question is how can I enable posting to these groups?
By going to www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/
I can log in here
using a Windows Live ID and post, as I have done now. But withing Windows
Mail I can view this same message, just not respond. But this is merely a web
interface to their own usenet server. Since my Windows Live ID seems to work
only for the web interface, I would like to know what I need to post to the
groups from withing Windows Mail
> "Jim" <Jim@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > In Vista I noticed now there is access to Microsoft's own usenet groups.
> > Here
> > on the web interface I can log in with the Windows Live and post this
> > question. But my question is what do I need to post within Windows Mail?
> > The
> > Windows Live ID does not work if I select the server to use a log in. But
> > so
> > far nothing I have posted as shown up.
> You can't send email through Microsoft's newsgroup server. You need to
> ask your internet provider how to use their email server - most of the
> instructions are often somewhere on their web site. Or, you could tell
> us who your internet provider is and see if anyone here has already found
> the instructions. The same goes for posting to newsgroups other than
> Microsoft's - you're likely to find other newsgroups on their newsgroup
> server if they have one.
> I'm not familiar with Windows Live, which is not the same as Windows Live
> Mail, a program you may need to download from Microsoft if you need to
> connect using a web interface.