Re: want to join another jfw mailing list

Thanks Deb.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Debbie Scales" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: want to join another jfw mailing list


> For the tedious part, smile, there is a helpful hint that might help.
> Outlook Express - Setting up NewsGroups
>
http://www.jfwlite.com/messagesOE/Outlook%20Express%20-%20Setting%20up%20NewsGroups.txt
> I haven't checked it out in awhile, but I don't think anything has changed
> much with the way OE works with setting up a newsgroup.
> Debbie
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 5:31 PM
> Subject: RE: want to join another jfw mailing list
>
>
> Well, you need a news reader (at least, I think this is the easiest
> way), which is something very analogous to an email reader.  In fact, a
> free news reader is outlook express, which is both a news reader and an
> email reader.
>
> Next, you'll need to find out from your isp if they provide you with
> access to a news server; some do and some don't.  If yours does, they'll
> probably have a web page for you with instructions on how to access it;
> if they don't, you could give up the idea, or, you could go pay for
> access to one (for something like $5 to $10 a month) for an account.
>
> Once you have your news reader account established (and I have glossed
> over what can be a tedious few minutes), you'll need to tell your news
> reader to get a complete list of news groups available from your news
> server; this usually happens automatically with outlook express, and can
> take 15 minutes if you're using dial-up.
>
> Finally, once you have this very long list (and it can easily be 40,000
> news groups), you go into your news reader and tell it which groups
> you're interested in (called subscribing, but you're not really doing
> anything more than getting your news reader to mark them so you can have
> a "shortlist" of groups you like to read).
>
> Then, you go to one of the groups you've chosen (subscribed to) and look
> at the list of messages it has.  It's much like your inbox, in that it
> has many messages from many people, but they're not specifically to you,
> they're for anyone who wants to read.  You can set your outlook view to
> only show you the messages you have not yet read (which I do), and to
> group them by thread (subject) (which I do), and to sort them so that if
> you mark any thread as being especially important to you (called
> "watching" a thread), that thread will be at the very top of your
> messages.
>
> The real difference from mailing lists is that you have an instant list
> of many thousand of groups to choose from without going through a
> tedious sign up process, and, all the messages are stored on the news
> server, not in your mailbox, so you don't have to worry about space
> restrictions.
>
> The outlook express help probably has a better explanation of news
> groups than I've given here, hopefully I've given enough to whet your
> apatite to learn more.
>
> Hth,
>
> Chip
>
> =20
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
> > [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of thaovyngu
> > Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 5:48 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: want to join another jfw mailing list
> >=20
> > Hi,
> >=20
> > I never had any experience with joining news groups before.=20
> > Can you please tell me how to get  start it?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 4:22 PM
> > Subject: RE: want to join another jfw mailing list
> >=20
> >=20
> > > There is a usenet news group named alt.comp.blind-users.jfw=20
> > if you want
> > > to try news groups instead of mailing lists.
> > >
> > > They're a little more free-form, without anyone threatening=20
> > to throw you
> > > off (as it's unmoderated), but it doesn't fill up your mailbox.
> > >
> > > Chip
> > >
> > > =3D20
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=3D20
> > > > [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of thaovyngu
> > > > Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 4:55 PM
> > > > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: want to join another jfw mailing list
> > > >=3D20
> > > > Hi,
> > > > Can someone please tell me some other jfw mailing lists that=3D20
> > > > I can join?
> > > >=3D20
> > > > Thanks=3D20
> > > >=3D20
> > > >     Vy
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> > > > jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the=3D20
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> > > >=3D20
> > > > If you have any concerns about the list, post received from=3D20
> > > > the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them=3D20
> > > > to the list. Rather contact the list owner at=3D20
> > > > jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >=3D20
> > > --
> > > To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to
> > jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the=20
> > subject line.
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> > >
> > > If you have any concerns about the list, post received from=20
> > the list, or
> > the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list.=20
> > Rather contact
> > the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
> >=20
> >=20
> > --
> > To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to=20
> > jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the=20
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> > Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfw
> >=20
> > If you have any concerns about the list, post received from=20
> > the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them=20
> > to the list. Rather contact the list owner at=20
> > jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >=20
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> To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to
> jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.
> Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfw
>
> If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or
the
> way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact
the
> list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
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> To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to
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> Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfw
>
> If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or
the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact
the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>


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