Microsoft KB Archive/182167

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Article ID: 182167

Article Last Modified on 7/27/1999


  • Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q182167


Microsoft Outlook 98 uses a News only version of Microsoft Outlook Express for a newsreader. Installation of this component places a News option on the Go menu in Outlook. If you did not install this component, see the instructions below.


To Install the Outlook Express News Reader

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click to select Microsoft Outlook 98, and click Add/Remove.
  4. In the Outlook 98 Active Setup dialog box, click Add New Components.
  5. Depending upon the source of your initial installation, click Install from Web or Install from CD.
  6. Click Yes, to allow Active Setup to determine the Outlook components installed on your computer.
  7. Under Extra Components, click to select the check box to the left of Microsoft Outlook Newsreader, and click Next.
  8. Click to select a Download Site, and click Install Now.
  9. When the download is complete, quit all programs and restart your computer.

Configuring the Outlook Express Newsreader

Configure Outlook Express to receive messages from newsgoups by following these steps:

  1. On the Outlook Express Tools menu, click Accounts. On the News tab, click Add and then News.
  2. In the Internet Connection Wizard, type a Display Name for the News account. This name represents your identity in the newsgroups. Click Next
  3. In E-mail Address, type your e-mail address. Click Next.
  4. In News (NNTP) Server, type the name of the news server supplied to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This is usually in a format similar to "" If your news server requires you to log on, click to select (place a checkmark in) the "My news server requires me to log on" check box. Click Next.
  5. In Friendly Name, enter a Display Name for the account. A display name identifies your subscribed newsgroups in the Folder List and is not a part of the server configuration. Click Next.
  6. In Choose Connection Type, click to select the type of connection you wish to use when viewing newsgroups. If you have previously configured a Dial-Up Networking connection for Mail in Outlook, click Connect Using My Phone Line. Click Next.
  7. Click the name for your Dial-Up Networking connection in the list, and then click Next. Click Finish to complete the configuration.

To Use the Outlook Express Newsreader from Outlook

  1. On the Go menu in Outlook, click News. This opens Outlook Express.
  2. On the Tools menu in Outlook Express, click Newsgroups.
  3. In the list of newsgroups, click to select a newsgroup, click Subscribe, and then click OK.

This adds the selected newsgroup to the Outlook Express Name window. Double-click the name of a newsgroup to open it and view its entries.


For additional information about how Outlook 98 setup uses Outlook Express, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 183011
TITLE : OL98: Outlook 98 Appears to Remove Outlook Express

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