Request for FAQ

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by pedz, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. pedz

    pedz Guest

    Can folks recommend methods of posting / reading this news group? Google Groups is just useless and I can't find another site open to new users (yet).. Google would / could forward me the messages via email but I'm worried that that is going to flood me with spam. I'll try that for a bit and see how that goes.

    Thank you,
    pedz, Aug 18, 2011
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    Swifty Guest

    The perceived wisdom is to read it with a newsreader. I use the
    commercial "Agent" program by Forte, but you can get by with Outlook
    Express (emphasis on the "Express", not just Outlook).

    For a newsreader to work, you need a news server. Your ISP may offer a
    free one, or other people may recommend free ones.

    The problem with free newsservers is that people like the price, so it
    gets overloaded. As a matter of principle, I never advertise the name
    of the free newsserver that I use, because then it would become

    You can find commercial newsservers that charge a small amount per
    Swifty, Aug 18, 2011
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    Tim Slattery Guest

    Go to and register. Then get a newsreader:
    Thunderbird (, Agent
    (, or many others. Aim your newsreader at, and there you go.
    Tim Slattery, Aug 18, 2011
  4. And if you must use Outlook Express, which has been a nuisance for years
    because of its many nasty bugs (development is has been discontinued since
    Windows Vista in favor of Windows Mail), please follow the instructions at
    <> where you can see that the newest security fix was
    released in 2006, more than 5 years ago (which might cause you to

    Forté Agent has not had a stable release since November 2009, too.

    By contrast, Mozilla Thunderbird is actively developed, and security fixes
    are released according to the Mozilla schedule. Last I checked, Thunderbird
    was lacking in its built-in filtering and crosspost-regonizing capabilities,
    but there might be extensions to augment it with that by now.

    For (Debian) GNU/Linux, KNode, which is provided by a KDE package, suffices
    for me.

    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Aug 19, 2011
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