How can I create or edit an NNTP newsgroup account manually?

You can manually configure Notes® to connect to NNTP newsgroups through an Internet Service Provider (ISP), or an internal NNTP server if your organization has one.

About this task

Tip: The easiest way to set up any type of connection is to click Tools > Client Reconfiguration Wizard, and answer the questions Notes asks, letting Notes create or edit the documents in your Contacts automatically. Before using the wizard, make sure you are using a location with which you want to use newsgroups.

To create a newsgroup account manually

Procedure

  1. Obtain from your ISP (check your ISP's online Help):
    • An NNTP account server name (for example, news.myisp.com)
    • Login name (if required - may be the email address assigned by your ISP)
    • Password (if required)
  2. Click the Open button and click Contacts (Notes Basic client users: Click the Contacts icon in the Bookmarks bar).
  3. Click Accounts (under Advanced) in the navigation pane.
  4. From the menu, click Actions > New > Account.
  5. Enter an account name (for example, My Newsgroups) in the Account name field.
  6. Enter the name of the server in the Account server name field. For example, nntp.myisp.com.
  7. If required, enter your login name and password.
  8. Click NNTP from the list in the Protocol field.
  9. Optional: Enable SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) if your Internet server requires it. For more information, see Securing your POP3, IMAP, LDAP, or NNTP accounts .
  10. Click the locations (Online, Home, and so on) where you want to use the account or leave the asterisk (*) selected to use the account from all locations.
  11. Optional: Click the Advanced tab to change the setting Start replication from last seen unique identifier. When this field is set to Yes, Notes uses the replication history to determine which documents to replicate. When the field is set to No, Notes searches through every document in order to determine whether to replicate it or not.
  12. Optional: Specify the Maximum messages/articles to return to limit the number of messages that will be listed in your newsgroup (proxy) application. For example, if you set this value to 100 and you subscribe to 5 newsgroups, Notes will pull 100 articles from each newsgroup, and 500 articles will be listed. If you set this value to 0 or leave it blank, Notes will download all articles from all newsgroups.
  13. Click Save and Close.

Results

Now you are ready to read and write to newsgroups.

To edit a newsgroup account manually

Procedure

  1. Click the Open button and click Contacts (Notes Basic client users: Click the Contacts icon in the Bookmarks bar).
  2. Click Accounts (under Advanced) in the navigation pane.
  3. Select the account you want to edit.
  4. Click the Edit button.
  5. Make changes, then click Save and Close.