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Re: news server account with gnus


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: news server account with gnus
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:56:24 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

John Mastro <address@hidden> writes:

> Matthew Pritchard <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I have a usenet account with the server beeng news.usenet.net
>> <http://news.usenet.net/> port 119,23, or 80 without ssl. The account
>> has a username and password. can anyone describe to me how to get this
>> to work?
>
> Put this in your init file to tell Gnus about the server:
>
>     (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "news.usenet.net"))
>
> And create a file ~/.authinfo with contents like:
>
>     machine news.usenet.net login USERNAME password PASSWORD
>
> Replacing USERNAME and PASSWORD as appropriate, of course. That
> tells Gnus about the credentials. Make sure only your user can read and
> write to it:
>
>     chmod 600 ~/.authinfo
>
> Port 119 is the default for NNTP so that shouldn't require any
> configuration.
>
> Hopefully that gets you started. Gnus has good documentation[1] and
> there are a number of tutorials out there. Admittedly, it can be an
> overwhelming amount of information, but it sounds like you can ignore
> everything except NNTP (usenet).

In fact, I think Gnus will create the .authinfo file and prompt you for
its contents if it doesn't exist -- won't it?

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