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

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

Outlook Express 4.x0

  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.
  4. In the E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account you are using (for example, janedoe@account.com), and then click Next.
  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. MSN requires SPA when when using the netnews.msn.com MSN news server.

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

Outlook Express 5

  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 a friendly 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, janedoe@account.com), and then click Next.
  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. MSN requires SPA when when using the netnews.msn.com MSN news server.
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    A screen shot showing Secure Password Authentication


  6. Click Next in the Congratulations screen, and then click Finished. You can now set your default newsgroup,or click Close.
  7. To set up your default News account, on the Tools menu, click Accounts. Click the News tab, click the account name you want as the default and then click Set As Default.
  8. To select your connection method for the account, click Properties, click the Connection tab, and then from the list click to select either your local area network (LAN) or a dial-up connection.
  9. Click OK and then Close to save all settings.

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Article ID: 171164 - Last Review: September 22, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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