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Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby rustleg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:17 am

I used Thunderbird to access the old newsgroups. Now I have some
problems in setting up a new account for the new newsgroups using port 1199.

Tbird won't allow more than one account with the same server, so I
renamed the server for the old account (port 1198) to a fictional
terabyteunlimited.com.old which allows me to set up the new account
using port 1199. Fine.

But I now can't even look at the old messages for the old account since
Tbird objects and says "Failed to connect to server
terabyteunlimited.com.old". Any ideas?
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Re: Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:28 am

don't use that one so other may know, but perhaps setting it up using www.terabyteunlimited.com and terabyteunlimited.com would be treated differently?
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Re: Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby rustleg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:34 am

Yep, that works. Thanks.
Russell
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Re: Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby rustleg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:38 am

On 01/09/11 18:34, rustleg wrote:
> Yep, that works. Thanks.

.... and for interest I posted the original message and this reply using
the Thunderbird newsgroup and the above reply using the web, so both are
equally usable without any fuss.
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Re: Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:56 am

What version of TB are you using? Glad to know it is working on both goups, though

I have 5 and just noticed was 6 released.
I haven't gotten 6 yet since I am not sure Lightning will work.
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Re: Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:05 pm

I tied to add new newsgroup @ 1199 and so far it has not worked. I named one www and the other straight Terabyteunlimited as suggested above.

As stated above I am using TB 5 and want to get TB 6 if I can use it for what I want.

I think in my case it is a password problem so emailed David separately.
Mary
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Re: Thunderbird can't access both old and new newsgroups

Postby rustleg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:37 pm

On 01/09/11 19:56, mjnelson99 wrote:
> What version of TB are you using? Glad to know it is working on both goups, though
>
> I have 5 and just noticed was 6 released.
> I haven't gotten 6 yet since I am not sure Lightning will work.
> Mary

You're way ahead of me. I use version 3.1.12 but I'm using Linux Mint
not Windows. There aren't any odd settings, just the default ones I used
for the original terabyteunlimited.com with the appropriate port number.
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