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L.Willms
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Does not log in to Newsserver, does not ask for password

I have registered for the CNNTP.ORG Newsserver, and this requires authentification with user-id and password.

The login is rejected. Portable Thunderbird does not ask me for a password and I see no way to configure a password.

I know that this is probably not specific to the PortableApps version of Thunderbird, but I have this beast installed only to have access to a newsreader.

Or does somebody know some other newsreader which can be used in the Portable way, i.e. without needing anything from the PCs registry, SYSTEM32 etc, and not leaving traces on the PC?

Cheers,
L.W.

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Blocked?

Thunderbird will automatically prompt for a password and offer to remember it. You don't configure it in account settings. To see if you accidentally set one, head to Tools - Options - Privacy - Passwords - Edit Passwords.

There's also a good chance you're blocked as the port for USENET is blocked on many networks.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

L.Willms
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Ports are blocked

You are right -- there is a proxy for HTTP, but ports for mail and news are blocked, only the inhouse mail server (which might even have its own protocol - David by Tobit) is available. Too bad... I'm thrown back to the web interfaces.

In other places, Thunderbird actually does ask for user-id and password for this news-server.

Cheers,
L.W.

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