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Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

  1. #1


    Toppiegtrs Guest

    Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    Connected to "news.saix.net" news server I get the following error message:

    Error Message:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Unable to connect to server."
    Configiguration:
    Account:news.telkomsa.net
    Protocol: NNTP
    Port: 119
    Secure(SSL):0
    Code:800ccc0e
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    My System Configuration is a s follows:
    Operating System: Windows Vista Business Edition
    eMail/News Reader program: Windows Mail
    Internet connection: Via ADSL router.
    Antivirus Program: PC Tools Antispyware Doctor - Updated & Current
    Reading eMail messages - No problem!; but ....

    Reading/connecting to Newsgroups/servers
    I find connecting to the above news server come up with above error message.
    However, after trying for more than 10 minutes, it finally does connect
    and newsgroup messages then download fine.

    This is unusual since I had no problem connecting to news servers before.
    I have not installed any new programs for more than 30 days.
    I've checked/changed: Antivirus settings/Security settings/Parental
    control/Add-on controls/etc.
    My ISP says all news servers are working fine on their side ......

    Anyone / Network specialists .....Please help.

    email address: groengtrs@xxxxxx




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Guest

    Re: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server


    "Toppiegtrs" <Toppiegtrs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    newsEED782F-1965-429C-B0CC-3AE7BAFEB90F@xxxxxx

    > Connected to "news.saix.net" news server I get the following error
    > message:
    >
    > Error Message:
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > "Unable to connect to server."
    > Configiguration:
    > Account:news.telkomsa.net
    > Protocol: NNTP
    > Port: 119
    > Secure(SSL):0
    > Code:800ccc0e
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > My System Configuration is a s follows:
    > Operating System: Windows Vista Business Edition
    > eMail/News Reader program: Windows Mail
    > Internet connection: Via ADSL router.
    > Antivirus Program: PC Tools Antispyware Doctor - Updated & Current
    > Reading eMail messages - No problem!; but ....
    >
    > Reading/connecting to Newsgroups/servers
    > I find connecting to the above news server come up with above error
    > message.
    > However, after trying for more than 10 minutes, it finally does connect
    > and newsgroup messages then download fine.
    >
    > This is unusual since I had no problem connecting to news servers before.
    > I have not installed any new programs for more than 30 days.
    > I've checked/changed: Antivirus settings/Security settings/Parental
    > control/Add-on controls/etc.
    > My ISP says all news servers are working fine on their side ......
    >
    > Anyone / Network specialists .....Please help.
    >
    > email address: groengtrs@xxxxxx
    >
    Some antivirus programs cause assorted problems in Windows
    Mail, although seldom immediately. You might want to check if
    that one offers you the choice of disabling scanning of newsgroups
    and email, and it so, select the option which disables it. If that
    doesn't help, see if you have the option of disabling the entire
    antivirus program, and if so, check if it helps to disable it before
    you start Windows Mail.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Larry Guest

    RE: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    I have the same problem with windstream ISP newsgroups. I called Windstream
    after an hour on the phone with two different tech's they finally said this
    is a Microsoft issue.
    "Unable to Connect to Server"
    Account: news.windstream.net
    Protocol: NNTP
    Port: 119
    Secure(SSL):0
    Code:800ccc0e

    Does anyone have a cure for this problem? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate
    32 but have the same problem with another PC running XP.



    "Toppiegtrs" wrote:

    > Connected to "news.saix.net" news server I get the following error message:
    >
    > Error Message:
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > "Unable to connect to server."
    > Configiguration:
    > Account:news.telkomsa.net
    > Protocol: NNTP
    > Port: 119
    > Secure(SSL):0
    > Code:800ccc0e
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > My System Configuration is a s follows:
    > Operating System: Windows Vista Business Edition
    > eMail/News Reader program: Windows Mail
    > Internet connection: Via ADSL router.
    > Antivirus Program: PC Tools Antispyware Doctor - Updated & Current
    > Reading eMail messages - No problem!; but ....
    >
    > Reading/connecting to Newsgroups/servers
    > I find connecting to the above news server come up with above error message.
    > However, after trying for more than 10 minutes, it finally does connect
    > and newsgroup messages then download fine.
    >
    > This is unusual since I had no problem connecting to news servers before.
    > I have not installed any new programs for more than 30 days.
    > I've checked/changed: Antivirus settings/Security settings/Parental
    > control/Add-on controls/etc.
    > My ISP says all news servers are working fine on their side ......
    >
    > Anyone / Network specialists .....Please help.
    >
    > email address: groengtrs@xxxxxx
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    I had no problem connecting to news.windstream.net.
    Do you have any third party security programs that might interfere?
    A firewall is the most likely culprit.

    If you have the same problem with an XP system, look for a common
    factor, such as a router, or the same type of firewall.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Larry@xxxxxx" <Larry@xxxxxx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C89BE05F-5C47-472E-8ECC-AC0206F722B8@xxxxxx

    >I have the same problem with windstream ISP newsgroups. I called Windstream
    > after an hour on the phone with two different tech's they finally said this
    > is a Microsoft issue.
    > "Unable to Connect to Server"
    > Account: news.windstream.net
    > Protocol: NNTP
    > Port: 119
    > Secure(SSL):0
    > Code:800ccc0e
    >
    > Does anyone have a cure for this problem? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate
    > 32 but have the same problem with another PC running XP.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Toppiegtrs Guest

    RE: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    How do we contact/inform MicroSoft of this problem?
    Any suggestions for a solution to this stupidity?
    Maybe a boycot of MS products?.... hmmmmmm
    Anyone to help other than just suggestions please?

    "Larry@xxxxxx" wrote:

    > I have the same problem with windstream ISP newsgroups. I called Windstream
    > after an hour on the phone with two different tech's they finally said this
    > is a Microsoft issue.
    > "Unable to Connect to Server"
    > Account: news.windstream.net
    > Protocol: NNTP
    > Port: 119
    > Secure(SSL):0
    > Code:800ccc0e
    >
    > Does anyone have a cure for this problem? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate
    > 32 but have the same problem with another PC running XP.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Toppiegtrs" wrote:
    >

    > > Connected to "news.saix.net" news server I get the following error message:
    > >
    > > Error Message:
    > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > "Unable to connect to server."
    > > Configiguration:
    > > Account:news.telkomsa.net
    > > Protocol: NNTP
    > > Port: 119
    > > Secure(SSL):0
    > > Code:800ccc0e
    > > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > My System Configuration is a s follows:
    > > Operating System: Windows Vista Business Edition
    > > eMail/News Reader program: Windows Mail
    > > Internet connection: Via ADSL router.
    > > Antivirus Program: PC Tools Antispyware Doctor - Updated & Current
    > > Reading eMail messages - No problem!; but ....
    > >
    > > Reading/connecting to Newsgroups/servers
    > > I find connecting to the above news server come up with above error message.
    > > However, after trying for more than 10 minutes, it finally does connect
    > > and newsgroup messages then download fine.
    > >
    > > This is unusual since I had no problem connecting to news servers before.
    > > I have not installed any new programs for more than 30 days.
    > > I've checked/changed: Antivirus settings/Security settings/Parental
    > > control/Add-on controls/etc.
    > > My ISP says all news servers are working fine on their side ......
    > >
    > > Anyone / Network specialists .....Please help.
    > >
    > > email address: groengtrs@xxxxxx
    > >
    > >
    > >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    Windows Mail is a dead end product, and Microsoft is not accepting
    any feedback for it. Microsoft recommends you switch to the newer
    replacement program, Windows Live Mail.
    You can submit feedback for WLM here:
    https://feedback.live.com/default.as...=wlmaildesktop

    The particular problem you are referring to is not caused by Windows
    Mail. Newsgroups work fine on my Windows Mail.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Toppiegtrs" <Toppiegtrs@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:6A8CA308-5223-4905-B361-B2AD01922561@xxxxxx

    > How do we contact/inform MicroSoft of this problem?
    > Any suggestions for a solution to this stupidity?
    > Maybe a boycot of MS products?.... hmmmmmm
    > Anyone to help other than just suggestions please?
    >
    > "Larry@xxxxxx" wrote:
    >

    >> I have the same problem with windstream ISP newsgroups. I called Windstream
    >> after an hour on the phone with two different tech's they finally said this
    >> is a Microsoft issue.
    >> "Unable to Connect to Server"
    >> Account: news.windstream.net
    >> Protocol: NNTP
    >> Port: 119
    >> Secure(SSL):0
    >> Code:800ccc0e
    >>
    >> Does anyone have a cure for this problem? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate
    >> 32 but have the same problem with another PC running XP.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Toppiegtrs" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Connected to "news.saix.net" news server I get the following error message:
    >> >
    >> > Error Message:
    >> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> > "Unable to connect to server."
    >> > Configiguration:
    >> > Account:news.telkomsa.net
    >> > Protocol: NNTP
    >> > Port: 119
    >> > Secure(SSL):0
    >> > Code:800ccc0e
    >> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> > My System Configuration is a s follows:
    >> > Operating System: Windows Vista Business Edition
    >> > eMail/News Reader program: Windows Mail
    >> > Internet connection: Via ADSL router.
    >> > Antivirus Program: PC Tools Antispyware Doctor - Updated & Current
    >> > Reading eMail messages - No problem!; but ....
    >> >
    >> > Reading/connecting to Newsgroups/servers
    >> > I find connecting to the above news server come up with above error message.
    >> > However, after trying for more than 10 minutes, it finally does connect
    >> > and newsgroup messages then download fine.
    >> >
    >> > This is unusual since I had no problem connecting to news servers before.
    >> > I have not installed any new programs for more than 30 days.
    >> > I've checked/changed: Antivirus settings/Security settings/Parental
    >> > control/Add-on controls/etc.
    >> > My ISP says all news servers are working fine on their side ......
    >> >
    >> > Anyone / Network specialists .....Please help.
    >> >
    >> > email address: groengtrs@xxxxxx
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Larry Guest

    Re: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    Gary, it was my DSL modem's firewall, it was set on high. But still know why
    all of the sudden it decided newgroups were off limits. I had to turn it off
    to connect. Even a low setting wound not function. Windows mail was listed
    on the modem's firewall allow access list. Took you advice changed over to
    Windows Live Mail.

    Thanks, Larry

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > I had no problem connecting to news.windstream.net.
    > Do you have any third party security programs that might interfere?
    > A firewall is the most likely culprit.
    >
    > If you have the same problem with an XP system, look for a common
    > factor, such as a router, or the same type of firewall.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >
    >
    > "Larry@xxxxxx" <Larry@xxxxxx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C89BE05F-5C47-472E-8ECC-AC0206F722B8@xxxxxx

    > >I have the same problem with windstream ISP newsgroups. I called Windstream
    > > after an hour on the phone with two different tech's they finally said this
    > > is a Microsoft issue.
    > > "Unable to Connect to Server"
    > > Account: news.windstream.net
    > > Protocol: NNTP
    > > Port: 119
    > > Secure(SSL):0
    > > Code:800ccc0e
    > >
    > > Does anyone have a cure for this problem? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate
    > > 32 but have the same problem with another PC running XP.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Error Message: Unable to connect to News Server

    Thanks for your feedback.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Larry@xxxxxx" <LarryLost@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2565A757-526E-4955-947B-2F2CD8D89D36@xxxxxx

    > Gary, it was my DSL modem's firewall, it was set on high. But still know why
    > all of the sudden it decided newgroups were off limits. I had to turn it off
    > to connect. Even a low setting wound not function. Windows mail was listed
    > on the modem's firewall allow access list. Took you advice changed over to
    > Windows Live Mail.
    >
    > Thanks, Larry
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> I had no problem connecting to news.windstream.net.
    >> Do you have any third party security programs that might interfere?
    >> A firewall is the most likely culprit.
    >>
    >> If you have the same problem with an XP system, look for a common
    >> factor, such as a router, or the same type of firewall.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Larry@xxxxxx" <Larry@xxxxxx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C89BE05F-5C47-472E-8ECC-AC0206F722B8@xxxxxx

    >> >I have the same problem with windstream ISP newsgroups. I called Windstream
    >> > after an hour on the phone with two different tech's they finally said this
    >> > is a Microsoft issue.
    >> > "Unable to Connect to Server"
    >> > Account: news.windstream.net
    >> > Protocol: NNTP
    >> > Port: 119
    >> > Secure(SSL):0
    >> > Code:800ccc0e
    >> >
    >> > Does anyone have a cure for this problem? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate
    >> > 32 but have the same problem with another PC running XP.
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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