Forte Free Agent
descrbies how to set up and use Forte Free Agent to
read and post Usenet News through your Newsville account.
two basic things you need to do before accessing the
Usenet through our service. The first is to setup Free
Agent to receive news from us by, basically, specifying
who the news server is. The second is to download the
complete listing of the newsgroups we offer access to
and then to subscribe to the ones that interest you.
the news server (NNTP) to be: news.newsville.com
Free Agent. The window appears as shown below.
Go to the
menu on the top and :
"Options" and then,
window will appear. This is where you can specify all
the settings for Free Agent. You first go to the section
field "Server requires authorization login",
put a check so that the options below will become available.
your username as you submitted it in your application
for your news account.
it is exactly that way, as it is case sensitive, i.e.,
"Joe" is different from "joe".
a check on : "Remember password between sessions"
your password as you submitted it.
are finished with that section, click on the button:
- In News
Server type: news.newsville.com
are finished with the first part of the instructions.
Downloading the complete listing of newsgroups in Free
the menu on the top and select
get a window that is asking you what to do with extinct
"delete all extinct groups"
you will receive the listing of over 20,000 newsgroups
that we carry.
take a few minutes depending on your modem's speed.
When it is finished the whole list will appear in the
top left window of Free Agent.
a few groups that interest you and then go to
and then back to:
only subscribed groups
in a better managed listing of newsgroups to appear
in the top left window. You may select one of these
subscribed groups and by double clicking it you will
see all the articles that it has in the top right
window. By further selecting or double-clicking
one of the articles, the actual message will appear
on the bottom wide window.
have followed the steps above, your Free Agent window
will look like above.
note that Free Agent doesn't have a built-in viewer
for pictures attached to articles. If you would like
to view the pictures you should first download them
and then use some other JPG, GIF, etc., viewer to view
them. There is a variety of very good image viewers
available for free at:
under the category "Image Viewers"
pictures attached to articles:
the article and highlight it.
it is highlighted and while the mouse is still pointing
the right mouse button and a new menu will pop down,
"Decode binary attachments"
download the attached picture into a directory that
you have specified in Free Agent's "Group-Preferences",
under the setting "Attachments directory" In
Free Agent the images are referred to as: "binary attachments".
the necessary options and actions in reading, decoding,
sorting or viewing articles are available through Free
Agent's powerful "right-click" menu. This is a different
menu from the main one at the top, and becomes available
by first selecting the article or group in question,
and then by clicking the right mouse button. This will
enable you to perform most of the common tasks fast