Thank you for the suggestion.
The problem was resolved by d/loading the list about 30 times.
I noticed that each time I used the "Reset List" the number of
newsgroups downloaded increased by about 1,500. So after many attempts
I got the full number 46,000+ plus the newsgroup descriptions.
I think my ISP had used the brakes but they will not admit it.
On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 11:18:23 -0600, <robertmiles@xxxxxx>
>"Ron" <mc2835@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On a new notebook with Vista Business I'm having problems downloading
>> the intial newsgroup list.
>> Windows Mail functions... but with newsgroups I start the "Reset List"
>> and on the following "Downloading Newsgroups from myserver" window I
>> "Downloading Newsgroups xxxx" (the xxxx number varies from 800 to
>> Then an error window
>> "An unknown error has occurred"
>> The details are
>> Help please!
>Are you sure you's entered the server name right? Servers in the US
>tend to have names ending with .com or .net, servers in other countries
>tend to have names ending with either one or those or a period then
>two letters. Ask your newsgroup provider (who is probably also
>your internet provider) for help in setting up to use their newsgroup