SeaMonkey (English)

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Account Configuration

Open the windows called "Mail & Newsgroups".
The account wizard will pop up if you have no account configured yet. Otherwise start the wizard through the menu:
Edit → Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings...
Add Account...

New Account Setup

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Activate "Newsgroup account", then click "Next".


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Enter appropriate values for "Your Name" and "Email Address". These two fields are published with sent messages. According to the Terms of Use the email address must be valid and at the user's disposal. The top level domain (TLD) "invalid" may be used for the From: address, e.g. foobar@invalid.invalid.

Server Information

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Account Name

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The account name can be chosen freely, the server name is only a suggestion.


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The line "Outgoing User Name" has no meaning. SeaMonkey builds that value out of the email address. It is never used, though.

Subscribe News Groups

In the folder lists you should now have an entry for the news server. Select it, then chose menu item File → Subscribe...


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Fill in the value of "Username:" from the email reply of your account registration.

Saving Passwords

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Click on "Refresh".


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SeaMonkey will now open a connection to server, authenticate, and download the list of available newsgroups.

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