OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

Post by Vwcraz » Wed, 23 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Ok, just upgraded to Windoze 98 from Windoze 3.11. Outlook Express is on my
Desktop and I'd like to use it instead of AOL's newsreader. Is this possible? I
had to cancel the setup wizard when the "Enter NNTP" field popped up. Is there
ANY way to use this on AOL? I already use Netscape 4 for web browsing, but how
can I get OE to work?
Any help is appreciated.

...............
Matt Cmar
"Adventure Landing is NOT a Theme Park!"          
Former Home Parks -- Kennywood & Idlewild                                

 
 
 

OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

Post by William McCombi » Wed, 23 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I don't think AOL makes their "news server" address available. The options
are

Get a real ISP and use their news server
Find a free (or pay) news server and use that.

I think the NNTP field would be the news server such as news.interpcs.net
(but That server doesn't have RRC :-( )
--
William McCombie

ICQ - 490172 AIM - WillDoom
RRC Users - members.tripod.com/WillMcC
Another angry member of Columbia House
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|Ok, just upgraded to Windoze 98 from Windoze 3.11. Outlook Express is on my
|Desktop and I'd like to use it instead of AOL's newsreader. Is this
possible? I
|had to cancel the setup wizard when the "Enter NNTP" field popped up. Is
there
|ANY way to use this on AOL? I already use Netscape 4 for web browsing, but
how
|can I get OE to work?
|Any help is appreciated.
|
|...............
|Matt Cmar
|"Adventure Landing is NOT a Theme Park!"
|Former Home Parks -- Kennywood & Idlewild

 
 
 

OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

Post by Jerem » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00

You can't use any other newsreader or mail programs with America Online's
software.  I suggest getting a different internet service provider.  The
local ISP's are much more reliable and are a few dollars cheaper.  You can
also use any newsreader/mail client you want.

Good Luck,
Jeremy :)


Quote:

>Ok, just upgraded to Windoze 98 from Windoze 3.11. Outlook Express is on my
>Desktop and I'd like to use it instead of AOL's newsreader. Is this
possible? I
>had to cancel the setup wizard when the "Enter NNTP" field popped up. Is
there
>ANY way to use this on AOL? I already use Netscape 4 for web browsing, but
how
>can I get OE to work?
>Any help is appreciated.


 
 
 

OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

Post by Vwcraz » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>You can't use any other newsreader or mail programs with America Online's
>software.  I suggest getting a different internet service provider.  The
>local ISP's are much more reliable and are a few dollars cheaper.  You can
>also use any newsreader/mail client you want.

(also the help from William McCombie)

Thanks for the information. I thought it wouldn't work, but it never hurts to
check. I'll look into the local ISP thing.

...............
Matt Cmar
"Adventure Landing is NOT a Theme Park!"          
Former Home Parks -- Kennywood & Idlewild                                

 
 
 

OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

Post by Runawa.. » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>You can't use any other newsreader or mail programs with America Online's
>software.  I suggest getting a different internet service provider.  The
>local ISP's are much more reliable and are a few dollars cheaper.  You can
>also use any newsreader/mail client you want.

Be aware that the weaning process from AOL takes some time for those
who are unfamiliar with the real world of internet service providers.
It  will take a few days to figure out how to download and install
your different programs and to familiarize yourself with everything.
AOL gives you one *** to suck - it does everything for you, while
other ISPs are simply a means to log on to the internet.  You'll also
need a browser, a mail service and a newsreader.  Lots of ***s to
play with.  Windows98 has Outlook Express, which is my mail service
(don't use it for a newsreader - it's too slow), and Internet
Explorer, which is my browser (I also have Netscape Navigator which
came with my computer).  I downloaded both Agent and Gravity to see
which I preferred to use as my newsreader.  Both are great.  I'm also
paying no more than I did with AOL, and I can still chat with AOL's
free Instant Messenger program.  

Is it worth it?  YES!  I used to waste approximately an hour each day
sifting through the junk on RRC hoping to glean something worthwhile
and interesting.  All I did was end up depressed.  Now I spend maybe
30 minutes a day reading what I *know* will be useful.  You see, with
my newsreader I can see the author's name next to each post, along
with the date and time it was posted.    I also have a Bozo Bin, where
several noteworthy Bozos now permanently reside, muzzled, ignored,
abandoned.   While others continue to make worthless and pointless
posts that do nothing to contribute to this forum, I am now back to my
original purpose for subscribing to this newsgroup, which is
information, education and fun!

Mark-
Computer Whiz
Answering all your computer questions, 24 hrs. a day

     Today for you, tomorrow for me

                      RunawayMT

 
 
 

OT: Outlook Express with AOL?

Post by William McCombi » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00

With a real newsreader, you can also have a killfile, the perfect place for
a certain person named after a coaster in Florida. It also useful for
filtering out spam.

We canceled AOL after about half a year of using it (when it shred my mail
and blocked my news). There was a city Free-net and we used that. Now we are
on Earthlink, which does have its ups and downs (Just like a coaster).

--
William McCombie

ICQ - 490172 AIM - WillDoom
RRC Users - members.tripod.com/WillMcC
Another angry member of Columbia House
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|
|>You can't use any other newsreader or mail programs with America Online's
|>software.  I suggest getting a different internet service provider.  The
|>local ISP's are much more reliable and are a few dollars cheaper.  You can
|>also use any newsreader/mail client you want.
|
|Be aware that the weaning process from AOL takes some time for those
|who are unfamiliar with the real world of internet service providers.
|It  will take a few days to figure out how to download and install
|your different programs and to familiarize yourself with everything.
|AOL gives you one *** to suck - it does everything for you, while
|other ISPs are simply a means to log on to the internet.  You'll also
|need a browser, a mail service and a newsreader.  Lots of ***s to
|play with.  Windows98 has Outlook Express, which is my mail service
|(don't use it for a newsreader - it's too slow), and Internet
|Explorer, which is my browser (I also have Netscape Navigator which
|came with my computer).  I downloaded both Agent and Gravity to see
|which I preferred to use as my newsreader.  Both are great.  I'm also
|paying no more than I did with AOL, and I can still chat with AOL's
|free Instant Messenger program.
|
|
|Is it worth it?  YES!  I used to waste approximately an hour each day
|sifting through the junk on RRC hoping to glean something worthwhile
|and interesting.  All I did was end up depressed.  Now I spend maybe
|30 minutes a day reading what I *know* will be useful.  You see, with
|my newsreader I can see the author's name next to each post, along
|with the date and time it was posted.    I also have a Bozo Bin, where
|several noteworthy Bozos now permanently reside, muzzled, ignored,
|abandoned.   While others continue to make worthless and pointless
|posts that do nothing to contribute to this forum, I am now back to my
|original purpose for subscribing to this newsgroup, which is
|information, education and fun!
|
|Mark-
|Computer Whiz
|Answering all your computer questions, 24 hrs. a day
|
|     Today for you, tomorrow for me
|
|                      RunawayMT
|