How to Set Up Comcast Newsgroups

by Kathleen Bunn

Comcast newsgroups have become an increasingly popular way for individuals with common interests to get together and discuss topics. It is a safe and alternative method to traditional forums, and the information can be conveniently viewed and stored. Follow the steps provided to learn how to set up Comcast newsgroups on your computer.

Click the "Start" button on your computer and then open the "Outlook Express" program.

Click on the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen and choose "Accounts" from the list.

Click on the "News" tab from the menu list and then click the "Add" button on the right side of the box.

Enter your display name and click "Next." Your display name is the name that will be visible when you post a message to the selected newsgroup.

Type your email address in the box provided and click "Next." This should be the email address that you want people to reply to.

Enter news.comcast.giganews.com for the name of the Internet news server. Click the box that says your news server requires you to log on, and then click "Next."

Enter your primary Comcast email address or username and your password, and then click "Next." You may also want to choose the "Remember My Password" button, as this will save you some work later on. There is no need to check the box that asks if you want secure password authentication unless you want to.

Click the "Finish" button and close all windows.

Tip

  • check Choose the "Remember My Password" box when entering your log on information to save time later.

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About the Author

Based in Florida, Kathleen Bunn has been working as a professional writer since 2006. She holds and associate's degree in elementary education from Tallahassee Community College, as well as an x-ray technician's license from Keiser College.