How to Configure Outlook Express for Internet News

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This article describes how to configure Outlook Express to read Internet news messages.


To configure Outlook Express for reading Internet news messages, follow these steps:

1. In Outlook Express, click Accounts on the Tools menu.

2. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click News.

3. In the Display Name box, type the name you want other people to see

   when you post a message, and then click Next.

   NOTE: Outlook Express 5 prompts for a friendly name as you would like
   it to appear. Type a name for the newsgroup, and then click Next.

4. In the E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account
   you are using (for example, ""), and then click

5. In the News (NNTP) Server box, type the name of your Internet news
   server. If you are required to log on, click the "My news server
   requires me to log on" check box to select it. Click Next. NOTE: This
   information is provided by your Internet service provider (ISP). If
   you do not know this information, contact your ISP.

   If you are required to log on, type your account name and password
   for your news server in the News Account Name and Password boxes,
   or click "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)." Choose
   the method recommended by your ISP.

   In Outlook Express 5, click Next in the Congratulations screen, and
   then click Finished. You can now set your default newsgroup and or
   click Close.

6. In the Internet News Account Name, type a name that identifies the
   news account you are configuring. This is the "friendly" name for
   the news account. Click Next.

7. Click the connection type that you use to connect to the Internet,
   and then click Next.

   If you click "Use my phone line to connect," you are prompted to either
   create a new Dial-Up Networking connection or use an existing one. If
   Dial-Up Networking has been configured for your ISP, click "Use an
   existing dial-up connection," click the name for your Dial-Up
   Networking connection in the list, and then click Next.

   If you click "Connect using my local area network (LAN)" or "I will
   establish my Internet connection manually," you are not prompted for
   any additional settings.

8. Click Finish.

Additional query words: 4.00

Keywords          : kbenv outexw95 outexnt win98 outexw98 
Version           : WINDOWS:4.0
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbhowto

Last Reviewed: March 18, 1999