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Xnews - 10049 Address not found
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Boris
2019-10-15 20:49:59 UTC
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I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting articles from
eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.

When I try to Forward by Email, I always get

"10049 Address not Found".


My Public email in Xnews is not a real email address.
My Private email in Xnews is my real email address with comcast.

My default SMTP (email sending server) in Xnews is smtp.comcast.net.


If I use the same settings in Thunderbird, I can forward articles with no
problems.

Any ideas?
XS11E
2019-10-15 23:11:43 UTC
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Post by Boris
I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting
articles from eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.
Any ideas?
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01

https://web.archive.org/web/20141227184804/http://xnews.newsguy.com/

If the problem persists ask again.
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Boris
2019-10-16 01:55:52 UTC
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Post by XS11E
Post by Boris
I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting
articles from eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.
Any ideas?
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01
https://web.archive.org/web/20141227184804/http://xnews.newsguy.com/
If the problem persists ask again.
Ok. I did. This time there's a field for me to enter not only my ISP user
name, but also, my password.

However, when I try to forward by email, the lower left corner says
Connecting to SMTP host, but I eventually get 10060 Connection timed out.

Hmmm...
Guy
2019-10-16 14:59:57 UTC
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Post by Boris
However, when I try to forward by email, the lower left corner
says Connecting to SMTP host, but I eventually get 10060
Connection timed out.
In the SMTP server field box try using

smtp.comcast.net:587
Boris
2019-10-16 22:24:22 UTC
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Post by Guy
Post by Boris
However, when I try to forward by email, the lower left corner
says Connecting to SMTP host, but I eventually get 10060
Connection timed out.
In the SMTP server field box try using
smtp.comcast.net:587
Still no go. Very mysterious. I don't forward that much, but was
wondering why I've never been able to make it work with Xnews. I'll
either cut and paste and forward, or use Thunderbird when forwarding is
needed.

I stick with Xnews because it's the only newsreader that I've found that
expands threads when clicked on and at the same time collapses threads
that were open, so only one thread is expanded at a time.
XS11E
2019-10-16 19:46:29 UTC
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Post by Boris
Post by XS11E
Post by Boris
I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting
articles from eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.
Any ideas?
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is
2009.05.01
https://web.archive.org/web/20141227184804/http://xnews.newsguy.co
m/
If the problem persists ask again.
Ok. I did. This time there's a field for me to enter not only my
ISP user name, but also, my password.
However, when I try to forward by email, the lower left corner
says Connecting to SMTP host, but I eventually get 10060
Connection timed out.
Hmmm...
Not sure what that could be, there were bunches of Xnews experts here,
hope some are still here with an answer?
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George
2019-10-16 22:01:47 UTC
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On Wed, 16 Oct 2019 01:55:52 -0000 (UTC), Boris
Post by Boris
Post by XS11E
Post by Boris
I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting
articles from eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.
Any ideas?
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01
https://web.archive.org/web/20141227184804/http://xnews.newsguy.com/
If the problem persists ask again.
Ok. I did. This time there's a field for me to enter not only my ISP user
name, but also, my password.
However, when I try to forward by email, the lower left corner says
Connecting to SMTP host, but I eventually get 10060 Connection timed out.
Hmmm...
Does XNEWS 2009 support TLS/SSL connections? I believe that is a
requirement for comcast email service, but I left comcast a few years
ago.
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Boris
2019-10-16 22:40:06 UTC
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Post by George
On Wed, 16 Oct 2019 01:55:52 -0000 (UTC), Boris
Post by Boris
Post by XS11E
Post by Boris
I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting
articles from eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.
Any ideas?
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is
2009.05.01
https://web.archive.org/web/20141227184804/http://xnews.newsguy.com/
If the problem persists ask again.
Ok. I did. This time there's a field for me to enter not only my ISP
user name, but also, my password.
However, when I try to forward by email, the lower left corner says
Connecting to SMTP host, but I eventually get 10060 Connection timed out.
Hmmm...
Does XNEWS 2009 support TLS/SSL connections? I believe that is a
requirement for comcast email service, but I left comcast a few years
ago.
No, it doesn't. Now I sort of remember asking about forwarding Xnews
articles many years ago, and one response was that one had to install
stunnel to add ssl.

I tried to get stunnel installed and configured, but I wasn't able to do
so. I will try again.

Thanks.
Guy
2019-10-17 06:03:55 UTC
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Post by Boris
I tried to get stunnel installed and configured, but I wasn't able
to do so. I will try again.
You will need to use STARTTLS:

$ curl -v smtp.comcast.net:587
* Trying 96.114.157.81:587...
* TCP_NODELAY set
* Connected to smtp.comcast.net (96.114.157.81) port 587 (#0)
< 220 resomta-po-08v.sys.comcast.net resomta-po-08v.sys.comcast.net ESMTP server ready
Post by Boris
EHLO notebook
< 250-resomta-po-08v.sys.comcast.net hello [172.xxx.xxx.xxx], pleased to meet you
< 250-HELP
< 250-SIZE 36700160
< 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
< 250-8BITMIME
< 250-STARTTLS
< 250 OK
Post by Boris
HELP
...

In the stunnel.conf SERVICE-LEVEL section you want something like:

[COMCAST-STARTTLS]
client = yes
accept = localhost:587
connect = smtp.comcast.net:587
protocol = smtp

In Xnews use the address:port from the stunnel
configuration service level accept option.
e.g., localhost:587
sittingduck
2019-10-16 08:09:03 UTC
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Post by XS11E
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01
:D this made me chuckle.
Boris
2019-10-16 22:40:41 UTC
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Post by sittingduck
Post by XS11E
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01
:D this made me chuckle.
Yes, indeed.
Boris
2019-10-16 22:42:05 UTC
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Post by XS11E
Post by Boris
I'm using Xnews 504.25 on a Windows 7 machine, and getting
articles from eternal-september and aioe. My isp is comcast.
Any ideas?
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01
https://web.archive.org/web/20141227184804/http://xnews.newsguy.com/
If the problem persists ask again.
Are you able to forward?
s|b
2019-10-17 19:07:38 UTC
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Post by XS11E
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is 2009.05.01
Which isn't old at all. <g>
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XS11E
2019-10-18 18:53:31 UTC
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Post by s|b
Post by XS11E
First, update Xnews. Your version is very old, current is
2009.05.01
Which isn't old at all. <g>
Correct. LU Tran updated Xnews as needed (Remember this statement: "I
wrote Xnews for me to use. The program heavily reflects my
preferences, habits, and sensibility. Yes, extensive end-user
research went into the making of this software, albeit of only
one user.") so as needed means as determined by Lu Tran. The latest
version, 2009.05.01 was the last because Lu Tran considered Xnews a
finished product at that point.

I agree, on a scale of one to 10 with Xnews being a 10 I can't find
another newsreader I'd rank as better than 0. Xnews is perfect for me.

As always, YMMV.
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andrew
2019-10-19 22:49:15 UTC
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Post by XS11E
I agree, on a scale of one to 10 with Xnews being a 10 I can't find
another newsreader I'd rank as better than 0. Xnews is perfect for me.
Interesting how different applications 'fit' people differently. For
me an many others slrn has a similar effect. Nice to have so many good
choices...

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2019-10-20 02:23:01 UTC
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Post by andrew
Interesting how different applications 'fit' people differently. For
me an many others slrn has a similar effect. Nice to have so many good
choices...
Yes, I agree with that. (I also mentioned before I wanted to make a proper
comparison of NNTP client software, or at least those for use with text
newsgroups. This way, you will have all of the choices!) It is why I wrote
bystand (also, two features specifically I wanted: a command-line
interface, and SQL). It is also why NNTP (whether Usenet, Unusenet, or
otherwise) is better than web forums (well, part of it; there is also the
possibility of offline reading). (NNTP is also better than mailing lists,
but for a different reason.)
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s|b
2019-10-20 13:02:24 UTC
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Post by XS11E
I agree, on a scale of one to 10 with Xnews being a 10 I can't find
another newsreader I'd rank as better than 0. Xnews is perfect for me.
I like Forté Agent. I've used OE for some time, then was introduced with
Agent 1.8 and it just stuck to me. I've tried Xnews, XanaNews, 40tude
Dialog, MicroPlanet Gravity, ...
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