describes how to set up and use Netscape Communicator
for accessing your Newsville account.
Communicator is the Internet package provided by Netscape
Communicator package includes several components for
accessing various internet services. These include Navigator
for surfing the web, Messenger for reading e-mail,
and Collabra for reading news from newsgroups.
All these components are accessible through "Start"
and then "Programs" and then "Netscape-folder".
comes to reading news you have two choices with Netscape.
starting Netscape's browser (Navigator) and then accessing
our web-page at http://www.newsville.com
and starting a news session from there, or, starting
Collabra directly without starting the Navigator browser.
provide instructions for the first method as it is both
easier and more reliable.
any news reader, you have in Collabra to:
the news server (NNTP) from which it will retrieve the
news groups and the articles, and setup your account
according to the username and password you submitted
with your application.
the complete listing of newsgroups we carry and subscribing
to the ones that interest you.
up Netscape Collabra for accessing your news groups
Netscape Navigator (Or Collabra if you wish)
- Go to
the menu on the top and select "Edit", and
A new window
will appear as shown below.
where you can set all the settings and your personal
preferences in Netscape Communicator. This window is
accessed by any of the programs that come in Netscape
Communicator. It's always under "Edit" and then "Preferences".
thing we want to do is to set the News Server to be:
For a "Discussion
group (news) folder" you may choose any directory
in your hard drive, or just leave the default.
Netscape is configured to receive and retrieve news
and news groups from our server. The only thing left
to do is actually logging in our server. You can do
this by visiting our news server page at :
on the "Log In" button. Then type your username and
password as you submitted them to us.
note that Newsville user-id's and passwords are case
sensitive, i.e., "Joe" is different from "joe".
get a message that says you are authorized to use the
couple of pages after the authorization procedure, have
a general, categorized listing of newsgroups. Please
note that the different listings that appear on the
screen, are, at first, "Sets of newsgroups" and not
clicking one of the newsgroups, Netscape Navigator,
the browser, will "initiate" Netscape Collabra, the
A new window,
Collabra's will therefore appear on the screen:
Download the complete listing of newsgroups we carry
and subscribing to the ones that interest you.
on the right mouse button and from the new menu that
"Subscribe to discussion groups"
A new window
will appear, and start loading the news-groups list
from our server. This list is once again, categorized.
click on the "plus sign" on the left, to reveal the
complete structure of that directory, just like in File
may select some newsgroups that interest you and then
click the "Subscribe" button.
the above and then clicking "ok" you will be facing
something similar to this.
reading news in one of the subscribed newsgroups, simply
double-click on that newsgroup from the window above.
This act will launch Collabra which enables reading
articles and viewing attached pictures, if any, at the
you will be reading articles in a window similar to
the one below.
has a very helpful and intuitive menu on the top, from
which you can perform all the basic and common functions
really fast. In addition it also has a very extended
help file that teaches you how to do the wealth of more
advanced tasks that it has available.