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Newsgroups in Thunderbird

 This article details how to set up Mozilla Thunderbird to access Purdue Newsgroups.


  • Start Thunderbird.  On the main Thunderbird Mail page, click “Create New Account”.

Create New Account

  • Select the “Newsgroup account” option, then click “Next”.

 New Account Setup


  • Enter  your name.
  • Enter your email address.

Enter name and email address

  • Click “Next”
  •  Enter “” for the news server.

Enter Newsgroup Server information

  • Click “Next”.
  • Enter a name for the newsgroup account.  Ex:   Purdue Newsgroups 

News account name

  • Click “Next”.
  • Click “Finish”.


  • Make sure that the newsgroup is selected in the left hand column of Thunderbird.
  • Click “View Settings for this account.”
  • Click on “Server Settings.”
  • Make sure the Port is set to 119.

News server settings


  • The account is now set up to use for newsgroups.

Last modified: 2014/08/07 14:31:35.633517 GMT-4 by benjamin.m.fowler.1
Created: 2008/09/03 14:12:20.241000 GMT-4 by christine.m.baadsgaard.1.



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