Windows Security and Newsgroups

Posted: 09-18-2008, 03:27 AM
New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set up
OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the newsgroups
on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me to log on to the
newsgroups server- "verify that both username and password are correct for
your mail server". After I enter user name and password, and click OK, the
screen keeps popping up asking for same prompt. I am giving it the correct
info, but will not accept, so can't begin to download newsgroups. Whatever
I enter will change what's in the account screen for the server setup. Tried
turning all the windows security options off that I could find, but still
can't get past the security screen. Any advice on this?


Windows Security and Newsgroups


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Malke
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-18-2008, 11:38 AM
Coogee wrote:
> New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
> newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set up
> OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the
> newsgroups on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me to
> log on to the newsgroups server- "verify that both username and password
> are correct for
> your mail server". After I enter user name and password, and click OK,
> the screen keeps popping up asking for same prompt. I am giving it the
> correct
> info, but will not accept, so can't begin to download newsgroups.
> Whatever I enter will change what's in the account screen for the server
> setup. Tried turning all the windows security options off that I could
> find, but still can't get past the security screen. Any advice on this?
Which newsgroups and which NNTP server? If you are talking about one
provided by your ISP, then go to the ISP's website and double-check what
authorization is needed. It sounds like you aren't using the correct
information. For instance, my ISP (Comcast) uses a different authentication
for newsgroups than for email.

It would also help if you told us what newsreader you're using (Windows
Mail, Thunderbird, etc.).

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Mr. Arnold
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-18-2008, 12:25 PM

"Coogee" <coogee@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
news:uWYqB6TGJHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
> newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set up
> OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the
> newsgroups on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me to
> log on to the newsgroups server- "verify that both username and password
> are correct for your mail server". After I enter user name and password,
> and click OK, the screen keeps popping up asking for same prompt. I am
> giving it the correct info, but will not accept, so can't begin to
> download newsgroups. Whatever I enter will change what's in the account
> screen for the server setup. Tried turning all the windows security
> options off that I could find, but still can't get past the security
> screen. Any advice on this?
Well, if you're using Windows Mail as the newsreader, then WM won't hold
that user-id and psw at times, and it won't accept the credentials with
repeated prompts asking for the credentials. You can be posting and it will
loose the credentials too, and it starts prompting.

The best way to fix this is to shutdown the newsreader, start it up again,
go to your account and give the credentials there to see if they will hold
permanently.

I have seen this problem on Vista for Outlook and POP3 where the
credentials are lost, and it keeps asking for the credentials and never
holds, until one goes back to the account to fix it.


Coogee
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-18-2008, 04:58 PM
I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.


"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Coogee" <coogee@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
> news:uWYqB6TGJHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
>> newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set
>> up OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the
>> newsgroups on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me to
>> log on to the newsgroups server- "verify that both username and password
>> are correct for your mail server". After I enter user name and password,
>> and click OK, the screen keeps popping up asking for same prompt. I am
>> giving it the correct info, but will not accept, so can't begin to
>> download newsgroups. Whatever I enter will change what's in the account
>> screen for the server setup. Tried turning all the windows security
>> options off that I could find, but still can't get past the security
>> screen. Any advice on this?
>
> Well, if you're using Windows Mail as the newsreader, then WM won't hold
> that user-id and psw at times, and it won't accept the credentials with
> repeated prompts asking for the credentials. You can be posting and it
> will loose the credentials too, and it starts prompting.
>
> The best way to fix this is to shutdown the newsreader, start it up again,
> go to your account and give the credentials there to see if they will hold
> permanently.
>
> I have seen this problem on Vista for Outlook and POP3 where the
> credentials are lost, and it keeps asking for the credentials and never
> holds, until one goes back to the account to fix it.
>
>
Paul Adare - MVP
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-18-2008, 05:11 PM
On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:58:49 -0500, Coogee wrote:
> I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.
Then you need to go back to whomever the news provider is and work with
them. Some news servers (for example the ones that host the Microsoft
private news groups) require that the username be preceded by a domain name
- domainname\username.

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Mr. Arnold
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-18-2008, 08:37 PM

" Coogee" <coogee@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.

Well, you have actually shutdown the newsreader, you went to the account in
the newsreader, and you entered the credentials again, typing over the
existing credentials in the boxes. You may have to do it repeated times
there too before it will hold the credentials. But you giving them when
you're being prompted for the credentials is not going to work.

On there other hand, you could be giving the wrong credentials. I don't
know.

Coogee
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-18-2008, 09:30 PM
I have the same account set up on my desktop, which uses Win XP. So it's not
a matter of not knowing the correct names. The news server is ready to
download, except for that pesky Windows security popup.

"Paul Adare - MVP" <pkadare@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:j4wlyb416daw$.1luliaasidhhi$.dlg@40tude.net.. .
> On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:58:49 -0500, Coogee wrote:
>
>> I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.
>
> Then you need to go back to whomever the news provider is and work with
> them. Some news servers (for example the ones that host the Microsoft
> private news groups) require that the username be preceded by a domain
> name
> - domainname\username.
>
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> MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
> http://www.identit.ca
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Bruce Chambers
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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-19-2008, 12:57 AM
Coogee wrote:
> New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
> newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set up
> OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the newsgroups
> on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me to log on to the
> newsgroups server- "verify that both username and password are correct for
> your mail server". After I enter user name and password, and click OK, the
> screen keeps popping up asking for same prompt. I am giving it the correct
> info, but will not accept, so can't begin to download newsgroups. Whatever
> I enter will change what's in the account screen for the server setup. Tried
> turning all the windows security options off that I could find, but still
> can't get past the security screen. Any advice on this?
>
>

Contact your ISP (or the whomever is hosting the news server to which
your trying to connect) to ascertain the correct settings for logging
into their server.


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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-19-2008, 04:45 PM
" Coogee" <coogee@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.
>
I have never known an ISP news server that requires the ISP customer TO
log-in. Are you SURE that your ISP's news server requires you to enter a
Username and Password?

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Re: Windows Security and Newsgroups
Posted: 09-19-2008, 06:09 PM

" Coogee" <coogee@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I have done this many, many times, and the results are still the same.
>
>
> "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote in message
> news:%23$x76mYGJHA.224@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Coogee" <coogee@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
>> news:uWYqB6TGJHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> New laptop with Vista. I'm the admin, only account. Trying to set up
>>> newsgroups from my news server, which requires me to log on. All is set
>>> up OK in the account screens. When I try to initially download the
>>> newsgroups on the server, up pops a Windows security notice, asking me
>>> to log on to the newsgroups server-
>>> "verify that both username and password are correct for your mail
>>> server".
Why is it asking about a mail server when you are
trying to configure a news server connection?
>>> After I enter user name and password, and click OK, the screen keeps
>>> popping up asking for same prompt. I am giving it the correct info, but
>>> will not accept, so can't begin to download newsgroups. Whatever I
>>> enter will change what's in the account screen for the server setup.
>>> Tried turning all the windows security options off that I could find,
>>> but still can't get past the security screen. Any advice on this?
>>
>> Well, if you're using Windows Mail as the newsreader, then WM won't hold
>> that user-id and psw at times, and it won't accept the credentials with
>> repeated prompts asking for the credentials. You can be posting and it
>> will loose the credentials too, and it starts prompting.
>>
>> The best way to fix this is to shutdown the newsreader, start it up
>> again, go to your account and give the credentials there to see if they
>> will hold permanently.
>>
>> I have seen this problem on Vista for Outlook and POP3 where the
>> credentials are lost, and it keeps asking for the credentials and never
>> holds, until one goes back to the account to fix it.
>>
>>
>

 
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