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Configuring the news account

Now we must tell KNode about where we get the news from or where to send the articles to later on. In the list on the right, there is an Accounts entry; click on it and choose the Newsgroup servers tab, because we first want to configure the news account: the list of accounts is still empty.

To create a new account click on Add... . The following dialog appears:


The New Account dialog

The New Account dialog


Name

The Name field can be filled in as you like; the text you enter will later be visible in the folder view. You could, for example, enter the name of your Internet Provider; for our example we enter the name My News Account .

Server

The next field is labelled Server . Unlike the field Name , what you enter here is important. The name of the news server is fixed and you should be able to get it from your Internet service provider; if you do not know the name of the news server, you should get it now: without this information you cannot read any news. If your Internet service provider doesn't own a news server you can use a public one (universities often provide public news servers.)

For our example configuration we enter the name news.server.com ; you will, of course, enter the real name of your news server.

Port

You probably will not need to change this from the default in most cases.




 
 
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