Monday, March 05, 2007

News Groups in Outlook 2007?

For all of you people who use NNTP Readers.... There is a better way. One thing I cannot stand is the need to use 47 different programs just because a small feature was left out in one that is better in another. Can you feel me!

Anyway, I now do all my RSS feeds in Outlook 2007 along with my NNTP Newsgroups. Yep that's right in Outlook 2007. I know there are a ton of readers out there but I like to get it all in one place. So I installed this little add-in from Mapi Lab (Linked to the post title).

I had to figure out how to make it work as I received no documentation with it so here goes if you want to configure it:

Install the Add In.
File Exit Outlook (You must 'Exit' the application or restart before the add-in will work)
Open OutlookTools> Account Settings> Under Email> New> Other> Select MapiLab NNTP...> Follow Instructions.


If you are using the Microsoft NNTP like me its server address is:“msnews.microsoft.com” You then need to select the newsgroups that you want. After you click finish you go to send and receive and it will download the last few days of messages.

Just a note of caution here peeps: I just started using it today so...I'll keep you all posted.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. What is the download link? I tried looking on MS Downloads and could not find it.

Scott Wagner said...

The download link is:
http://www.mapilab.com/outlook/nntp/

Normand said...

Will the outlook add inn work if I do not have an Exchange server? Only a stand alone outlook in my PC!