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Re: Maybe a solution for sending new messages to newsgroups

From: Austin Frank
Subject: Re: Maybe a solution for sending new messages to newsgroups
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 08:56:11 -0400
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On Wed, Oct 15 2008, Hermann wrote:

> On 14.10.2008 at 22:21:21 Frank Schmitt <> wrote:
>> Hermann <> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> refering to my postings - cannot send newly created messages to
>>> newsgroups - I probably found the solution:  I should have created
>>> local messages (i) instead of opening a new mail (m), which I did.
>>> In the latter case outgoing messages are send over the internet
>>> using msmtp which addresses my ISP's server that doesn't know
>>> newsgroup's addresses.  I got the tip from the manual - sorry for
>>> the thread.
>> I think you should create an article with "a".
> I tried that, but not within a group; I started from the groups
> overview window. But this also failed. I think starting a new article
> from within the group also should do the job.
> I know the post menu, but I hadn't all items in mind.
> Hermann

From the Groups buffer, try C-u a when the cursor is on the line of the
group you want to post to.

,----[ C-h f gnus-group-post-news RET ]
| gnus-group-post-news is an interactive compiled Lisp function in
| `gnus-msg.el'.
| (gnus-group-post-news &optional arg)
| Start composing a message (a news by default).  _If arg, post to group
| under point._ If arg is 1, prompt for group name.  Depending on the
| selected group, the message might be either a mail or a news.
| [back]

(emphasis mine).


Austin Frank
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