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reply %u <yoyo yo.com> writes:
Hello.

I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but I
have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client I
can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a search
and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to give
it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the sites.

Anyways, thanks!
Sep 30 2011
parent reply "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j655f0$fm8$1 digitalmars.com...
 Hello.

 I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but I
 have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
 awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

 But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client I
 can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a search
 and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to give
 it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the sites.

 Anyways, thanks!

Pretty much any email client. (That is, *real* email clients, not that webmail junk.) I use Outlook Express ("Windows Mail" in the Mac-alike versions of Windows). Many people here use Thunderbird. And I'm told that Opera has a built-in NG client that some people like too.
Sep 30 2011
next sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> wrote in message 
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 "%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j655f0$fm8$1 digitalmars.com...
 Hello.

 I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but I
 have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
 awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

 But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client I
 can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a search
 and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to give
 it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the sites.

 Anyways, thanks!

Pretty much any email client. (That is, *real* email clients, not that webmail junk.) I use Outlook Express ("Windows Mail" in the Mac-alike versions of Windows). Many people here use Thunderbird. And I'm told that Opera has a built-in NG client that some people like too.

If you do want to use a web interface, The Mail Archive ( http://www.mail-archive.com/ ) is fantastic. But it's read-only; you can't post through it.
Sep 30 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply %u <yoyo yo.com> writes:
== Quote from Nick Sabalausky (a a.a)'s article
 "%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message

 Hello.

 I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but


 have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
 awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

 But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client


 can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a


 and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to


 it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the


 Anyways, thanks!


 webmail junk.) I use Outlook Express ("Windows Mail" in the Mac-

 versions of Windows). Many people here use Thunderbird. And I'm

 Opera has a built-in NG client that some people like too.

I guess I don't know how to setup my outlook client to use the news link? When I click the news link. Nothing happens. So, I tried downloading this 'seamonkey' newsreader. When I installed it, and clicked the d-learning news link, a browser appears,but I don't have any postings. Anyways, I am using windows 7, if that helps. thanks.
Sep 30 2011
parent reply "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j656f0$hpm$1 digitalmars.com...
 == Quote from Nick Sabalausky (a a.a)'s article
 "%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message

 Hello.

 I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but


 have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
 awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

 But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client


 can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a


 and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to


 it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the


 Anyways, thanks!


 webmail junk.) I use Outlook Express ("Windows Mail" in the Mac-

 versions of Windows). Many people here use Thunderbird. And I'm

 Opera has a built-in NG client that some people like too.

I guess I don't know how to setup my outlook client to use the news link? When I click the news link. Nothing happens.

I don't have access to a Win7 machine ATM, but on both XP and Vista, you can do: Tools -> Accounts. There will be a button for "Add". Click that and then you can choose "News". And just fill in all the info. The (NNTP) server is "news.digitalmars.com", and it doesn't take a login. Then you should see the news server in the big tree on the left side of the main window. You can choose which groups to subscribe to (digitalmars.D, digitalmars.D.learn, etc.). When you're subscribes to one, you can go to it and click the "Headers" button to check for messages (at least that's what it is in on XP). Downloading the headers might take awhile the first time.
 So, I tried
 downloading this 'seamonkey' newsreader.  When I installed it, and
 clicked the d-learning news link, a browser appears,but I don't
 have any postings.

I don't know anything about seamonkey :/
 Anyways, I am using windows 7, if that helps.

Sep 30 2011
next sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> wrote in message 
news:j657vh$kda$1 digitalmars.com...
 "%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j656f0$hpm$1 digitalmars.com...
 == Quote from Nick Sabalausky (a a.a)'s article
 "%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message

 Hello.

 I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but


 have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
 awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

 But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client


 can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a


 and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to


 it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the


 Anyways, thanks!


 webmail junk.) I use Outlook Express ("Windows Mail" in the Mac-

 versions of Windows). Many people here use Thunderbird. And I'm

 Opera has a built-in NG client that some people like too.

I guess I don't know how to setup my outlook client to use the news link? When I click the news link. Nothing happens.

I don't have access to a Win7 machine ATM, but on both XP and Vista, you can do: Tools -> Accounts. There will be a button for "Add". Click that and then you can choose "News". And just fill in all the info. The (NNTP) server is "news.digitalmars.com", and it doesn't take a login. Then you should see the news server in the big tree on the left side of the main window. You can choose which groups to subscribe to (digitalmars.D, digitalmars.D.learn, etc.). When you're subscribes to one, you can go to it and click the "Headers" button to check for messages (at least that's what it is in on XP). Downloading the headers might take awhile the first time.

And you'll want to remember to reply with "Reply Group", not "Reply". If you do the plain "Reply" it'll just send an email to that person, not to the newsgroup. I still hit the wrong button now and then.
Sep 30 2011
prev sibling parent reply %u <yoyo yo.com> writes:
== Quote from Nick Sabalausky (a a.a)'s article
 I guess I don't know how to setup my outlook client to use the


 link?  When I click the news link.  Nothing happens.


 do:
 Tools -> Accounts. There will be a button for "Add". Click that

 can choose "News". And just fill in all the info. The (NNTP)

 "news.digitalmars.com", and it doesn't take a login.
 Then you should see the news server in the big tree on the left

 main window. You can choose which groups to subscribe to

 digitalmars.D.learn, etc.). When you're subscribes to one, you

 and click the "Headers" button to check for messages (at least

 it is in on XP). Downloading the headers might take awhile the

Directions look very promising. My outlook complains about "problem connecting to the server". So, when I tried to ping the ip address of news.digitalmars.com, all requests time out. So is it just that the server is down? by the way, thanks for helping me out!!
Sep 30 2011
parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j65a5r$nhr$1 digitalmars.com...
 Directions look very promising.  My outlook complains about
 "problem connecting to the server".  So, when I tried to ping the
 ip address of news.digitalmars.com, all requests time out.

 So is it just that the server is down?

Yea, it tends to get overloaded now and then :(
 by the way, thanks for helping me out!!

No prob :)
Sep 30 2011
prev sibling parent reply yoyo <yoyo yo.com> writes:
Nick Sabalausky Wrote:

 "%u" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j655f0$fm8$1 digitalmars.com...
 Hello.

 I go to digitalmars to read digitalmars.D.learn newsgroup, but I
 have to click the http link.  The http interface is kind of
 awkward.  I'd like to try the newsgroup link.

 But, I don't know how to use it.  How do I?  Is there a client I
 can download and use for free that you recommend?  I did a search
 and found a few usenet readers.  Can I use that?  I'd like to give
 it a try, but these days, I don't know if I can trust the sites.

 Anyways, thanks!

Pretty much any email client. (That is, *real* email clients, not that webmail junk.) I use Outlook Express ("Windows Mail" in the Mac-alike versions of Windows). Many people here use Thunderbird. And I'm told that Opera has a built-in NG client that some people like too.

Hey Nick. I found this: http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?renew=0&mid=29874&sign=plus#29874 This seems to work fine. I think I'll use this for surfing D.learn. Thanks for your time!
Sep 30 2011
parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"yoyo" <yoyo yo.com> wrote in message news:j65ap4$oo6$1 digitalmars.com...
 Hey Nick.

 I found this:

 http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?renew=0&mid=29874&sign=plus#29874

 This seems to work fine.  I think I'll use this for surfing D.learn. 
 Thanks for your time!

A lot of people have had a lot of trouble with that one. But if it works for you, then great.
Sep 30 2011