08-10-2011 06:50 PM
Comcast newsgroups were discontinued in October of 2008.
08-10-2011 07:22 PM
Excuse my naivety, new to the whole newsgroup thing. I am not accessing a Comcast newsgroup - Just trying to find a server to access Microsoft news groups. It is my understanding that the ISP has to provide that server. Like an SMTP server for outlook.
Or are you saying Comcast doesn't provide the server anymore?
08-10-2011 07:53 PM - edited 08-10-2011 07:57 PM
I'm not sure where you got your information, but ISP's are not required to provide an nntp server. Very few, if any do any longer. And no, Comcast does not provide an nntp server.
Microsoft is transitioning away from nntp servers to web based forums They started closing nntp access in June 2010.See this for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/de
You'll find Microsoft Answers (the replacement for nntp) on http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us.
There are still Usenet servers available. You can Google for more information on them. None are free, that I am aware of.
08-13-2011 01:31 AM
There certainly ARE free newsgroup services. The two most popular are eternal-september.org (I switched to them when Comcast stopped their service) and aioe.org. They don't provide binary newsgroups, but other than that they're perfectly fine.
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