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Configuring Outlook 97 for NNTP News Groups

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Is it possible to configure Outlook to receive news from NNTP servers?. How would I go about this. I have a dial-up connection to my ISP (Netcom).
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I'm nearly certain Outlook 97 does *not* have support for NNTP. If you're using Outlook with Microsoft Exchange server, then you might want to talk to whoever's running your Exchange server about getting a newsfeed to Exchange, that will then be visible to your Outlook client as "Public Folders." This will work with Outlook 97 and Outlook 98, as well as Outlook for Exchange for Macintosh.

Outlook 98 is advertised as having an NNTP newsreader, but in reality it's the same old Outlook Express newsreader that's been around (somewhat improved) and bundled with Internet Explorer since v3.0. The good news there is that if you happen to use Internet Explorer 3 or 4, you may already have Outlook Express. It has pretty much the same Folder+list interface as the "real" Outlook product, and you can't beat that price (it's free).

I know this isn't the answer you were hoping to hear, I hope it helps all the same.....

You may want to take a look at this URL: http://www.microsoft.com/outlook/outlook98/documents/o98vsoe/default.asp -- it's Microsoft's comparison of Outlook 98 and Outlook Express. Be wary however -- they make it sound like Outlook 98 has a separate NNTP client, but it does not!

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