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How to Create a Shortcut to a Newsgroup

Article ID: 169447

Article Last Modified on 7/15/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Mail and News 1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Mail and News 1.0



This article was previously published under Q169447

SUMMARY

This article describes how to create a shortcut to a newsgroup. You can then use the shortcut to access the newsgroup without starting Internet News or Outlook Express first.

MORE INFORMATION

To create a shortcut to a newsgroup, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click an empty area of the desktop, point to New on the menu that appears, and then click Shortcut.
  2. In the Command Line box, type the following line:

    news://<news server>/newsgroup

    where <news server> is the name of the news server provided by your Internet service provider (ISP) or Intranet administrator, and <news group> is the name of the news group. For example:

  3. Click Next.
  4. Type a descriptive name for the shortcut.
  5. Click Finish.

NOTE: This process assumes that Internet Mail and News or Outlook Express has been properly configured. For information about how to configure Internet News, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

153841 How to Configure Microsoft Internet News for Windows 95


For more information about how to configure Outlook Express, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171164: How to Configure Outlook Express for Internet News



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