Newsreader for Outlook 2007 ??


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James

On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James
 
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Bruce Hagen

James said:
On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away
soon to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something
that is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums
as I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate
similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James


Forte Agent, Gravity. If you want to combine mail and news, Thunderbird
works. You can even hack in Windows Mail if you want.
 
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James

James said:
On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon
to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that
is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as
I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate
similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James


Forte Agent, Gravity. If you want to combine mail and news, Thunderbird
works. You can even hack in Windows Mail if you want.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Oct. 1, 2004 ~ Sept. 30, 2010
Imperial Beach, CA


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Well, I would LOVE to combine mail and newsgroups, but I am already using
Outlook for mail, so would hate to switch from something that I already
know...

Is there anything that works with Outlook, to allow it to read newsgroups ??

Thanks !!

james
 
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Bruce Hagen

James said:
Forte Agent, Gravity. If you want to combine mail and news, Thunderbird
works. You can even hack in Windows Mail if you want.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Oct. 1, 2004 ~ Sept. 30, 2010
Imperial Beach, CA


------------------------------------------------------------


Well, I would LOVE to combine mail and newsgroups, but I am already
using Outlook for mail, so would hate to switch from something that I
already know...

Is there anything that works with Outlook, to allow it to read
newsgroups ??

Thanks !!

james

No. Outlook cannot read news. Sorry.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James
There are many. I'll mention three, all free. Others will have more
suggestions, many of them better than mine.

I use 40tude Dialog. Thunderbird is vaguely similar to OE, and possibly
will work OK for you. There is of course, Windows Live Mail (WLM), a
descendant of OE, which I (and others here) do not like, but maybe you
will. It's from Microsoft.

The last two are e-mail programs that have newsreader capabilities;
Dialog seems to have POP3 and SMTP capabilities, but I've never tried
that. For one thing, I already use another program for e-mail, and
besides, I now use IMAP, which seems to be absent from Dialog.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Forte Agent, Gravity. If you want to combine mail and news, Thunderbird
works. You can even hack in Windows Mail if you want.
But you (James) need to be careful where you put your replies.

By placing your reply after your signature delimiter, you have made it
disappear from this reply, and in your reply it was greyed out, since it
appeared as part of the signature. This is true of all newsreaders that
follow the official standards, not just mine.

Put your reply above said delimiter (it's the line consisting of two
hyphens and a space, followed by a newline).
 
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Steel

On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James
I use Thunderbird and Windows Mail to access NH(s).
 
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Paul

James said:
On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James
I use Thunderbird 2 (mozilla.org) and it works OK. It supports
both email and news groups. I don't use it for email, so there
are no email accounts set up in it.

The current revision is 3, and I haven't been testing their new
stuff. Main reason is, I don't know what new features they've
added, that I "can't live without".

Over the years, I've test out a few other newsreaders. At least
one of them, used a gazillion keyboard shortcuts. It seemed to
be a memorization test for the user, and some people revel
in remembering all of them. I prefer something that
requires a little less memory work.

One bug TB2 has, is posting "cross-hierarchy". Sometimes, it flags
posts to multiple newsgroups, as "accessing different servers", when
that isn't the case. That's the only really annoying bug that comes
to mind.

Paul
 
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Valorie *~

James said:
On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon
to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that
is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as
I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate
similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James
Hi James. We have the same problem with W-7. No good email client. We've
tried several out there and dislike
them all. None are as easy to use as Outlook Express and WindowsMail.
MS-WindowsLiveMail is at the bottom
of the heap. I hacked in WindowsMail from my Vista PC but it only worked,
and worked well, for a short time. Now
it will not open. It's probably related to the outrageous security crap MS
added to W-7. We no longer have total control
of our PCs.

To answer your question. I don't like Thunderbird at all but it's probably
the easiest to figure out for use.
 
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Valorie *~

Bruce Hagen said:
Forte Agent, Gravity. If you want to combine mail and news, Thunderbird
works. You can even hack in Windows Mail if you want.
Brevity snipped.........

Unfortunately WindowsMail dosn't always work on W-7, or it only works for a
short time. I Googled and came up with no real help overcoming the problem.
 
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Valorie *~

Steel said:
I use Thunderbird and Windows Mail to access NH(s).
Brevity snipped.....

How did you get WindowsMail to work in W-7? It only worked a short time
for me. After the system-recovery on W-7, it wouldn't open at all.
 
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gordito995

"James" wrote in message

On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James


Windows Live Mail will work as well as Outlook Express. At least it does for
me.

Gordo
 
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Big Steel

message news:[email protected]

Brevity snipped.....

How did you get WindowsMail to work in W-7? It only worked a short time
for me. After the system-recovery on W-7, it wouldn't open at all.
You got an OEM version of the O/S or do you have the O/S install DVD?
 
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Bruce Hagen

Valorie *~ said:
Brevity snipped.........

Unfortunately WindowsMail dosn't always work on W-7, or it only works
for a short time. I Googled and came up with no real help overcoming
the problem.

I had to replace the msoe.dll file once after an update, but have been
using WinMail for more a year now.

First, you need access to a Vista machine.

On the Win7 machine, find the "Windows Mail" folder in Program Files.
Rename it to "OldWindows Mail" as a precaution.

Using a Flash or CD, copy the "Windows Mail" folder in its entirety from
the Vista machine.

Go back to the Win7 machine and copy the "Windows Mail" from the Flash or
CD to a location in Program Files.

Open it and right click on the WinMail.exe file and send a shortcut to the
Desktop. Done.

A few caveats: EML and NWS files will not open in WinMail, but rather
another e-mail client that you will need to have. WinMail also cannot be
made the default mail or news client.

Also see:
http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/191729-enabling-windows-mail-windows-7-a.html
 
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JKConey

James said:
On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away soon
to
a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include a
newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader, something that
is
basic, and easy to set up. My server for newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there is a
superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy forums as
I
find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like to stay on a
number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I need some good
recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully) would operate
similar
to what Outlook Express provides for me on my old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James

Win 7 uses Live Mail. It's a great newsreader. Almost the same as
Outlook Express. Give it a try. (We can use your old computer at my school,
if you don't mind shipping it to NY.)
 
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badgolferman

James said:
On my new computer, I have Windows 7, which does not include Outlook
Express, which I have on this old computer, which will be given away
soon to a needy person.

On my new system, I use Outlook for my email, but it does not include
a newsreader. I need to find an independent newsreader,
something that is basic, and easy to set up. My server for
newsgroups is localnet.com.

Can someone here please recommend a very good, easy interface, basic
newsreader, preferably one for free ? (Don't mind paying, if there
is a superior one offered for sale....).

I know that newsgroups seem to be dying, but I just do not enjoy
forums as I find them clumsy and a bit non-productive, and would like
to stay on a number of newsgroups that are very helpful to me, but I
need some good recommendations on a basic newsreader that (hopefully)
would operate similar to what Outlook Express provides for me on my
old machine.

I hope that someone can help me on this.

James
The closest real newsreader to OE that I finally settled on years ago
is Xananews. Frankly once you begin using it you'll wonder how you
lived without it.
http://xananews.techtips.com.br/
 
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Bruce Hagen

badgolferman said:
The closest real newsreader to OE that I finally settled on years ago
is Xananews. Frankly once you begin using it you'll wonder how you
lived without it.
http://xananews.techtips.com.br/

Can this newsreader poll for new posts every X minutes, or do you have to
manually download? Just curious.
 

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