Re: [Evolution] [Fwd: Difficulty using Evolution as a news client]

On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 23:31 +0100, Tony Hamilton wrote:
There was no response to my previous request for advice.

Should I now assume that I am attempting to use Evolution outside its
design 'envelope' and that Evolution cannot be used as a news-group


-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Tony Hamilton <shaky start ntlworld com>
Reply-To: shaky start ntlworld com
To: evolution-list gnome org 
Subject: Difficulty using Evolution as a news client
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:05:07 +0100

Apologies for using this scatter-gun approach, but I'm having a slight
problem with setting up Evolution which I believe to be specific to
Evolution, rather than to my distro (openSuSE 11.0).

I'm using Evolution with OpenSuSE 11.0 with no problems on 3
email accounts that I have moved from Windows/Thunderbird. I have set up
a news account - to match that on my Windows installation - but I am
unable to it because I fail authentication by the server.

Specifically the failure information message is presented immediately
after I am requested to supply the NNTP password for a specific account.
My ISP/news server provider tells me that my NNTP password is that which
I use for normal email. I have this password correct because I am able
to send and receive normal email on that account

The failure message I receive is number 502 - cannot authenticate on
server (or very similar wording to this). It must be a configuration
error because I am able to access this news server, using the same email
account, from Windows/Thunderbird and OpenSuSE/Claws Mail without
problem. Neither of these 2 packages ask for an NNTP password.

Could somebody suggest some things that I should check?



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