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Cannot Connect to Newsgroups on News Server

The information in this article applies to:
  • The Microsoft Network versions 1.3, 2.0, 2.5, 2.6


When you attempt to read Internet newsgroups on, you may not see any content or you may receive an error message.


This behavior can occur if Microsoft Internet News is not properly configured to read Internet newsgroups on


To configure Internet News to read Internet newsgroups on, follow these steps:

  1. Start Internet News, and on the News menu, click Options, and then click the Server tab.

  2. Type your name and e-mail address in the appropriate boxes.

  3. In the News Server(s) box, click Add, and then in the News Server Name box, type

  4. Click to select the Cannot Connect to Newsgroups on News Server check box, and then, under Logon Settings, click Logon Using Secure Password Authentication.

  5. Click the Connection tab, and then click I use a modem to access my newsgroups.

  6. In the Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection box, click MSN, and then click OK.

  7. Click OK until you return to Windows.

Additional query words: msn 1.30 2.00 2.50 2.60

Keywords          : kbenv kbui msninternet kbmsn 
Version           : WINDOWS:1.3,2.0,2.5,2.6
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbprb 

Last Reviewed: July 27, 1999
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Article ID: Q160984

Last Reviewed:
July 27, 1999

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