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How can I subscribe to comp.lang.c using Mozilla Thunderbird?

I do not understand such newsgroups much (I have no idea why they do not have a unique server address).

What should the correct Server Settings look like?

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(fideli already answered this, but I edited a bit to make it more clear) –  Arjan Nov 17 '10 at 18:07
    
Thanks, Arjan! Much more informative. –  fideli Nov 17 '10 at 18:23
    
Lazer, do you still have doubts? If so: what's not clear about @fideli's answer? –  Arjan Nov 23 '10 at 20:39

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You would need to connect to an NNTP server before you can subscribe to the comp.lang.c newsgroup. They used to come with service from your ISP but that is quite rare these days, but could be simple as news.yourprovidername.com. Or perhaps there's a free NNTP server out there?

Next, once you have a NNTP server name, enter that name for Server Name (where the screenshot now erroneously shows the group name comp.lang.c).

Finally, Thunderbird will show you a list of all groups, where you can select the group(s) you want.

Otherwise you could use Google Groups in your browser.

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I could suggest Eternal September and Aioe.org. (Note that since Aioe.org does not require registration, posts from it are likely to be blocked by other Usenet servers.) –  grawity Nov 14 '10 at 13:12

Get a news server. Try http://www.elfqrin.com/hacklab/pages/nntpserv.php for some free ones. Add one as your nntp server.

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