Program configuration for 40tude Dialog 2.0

Make the following adjustments to use our news server:

Start the program.

If you are using 40tude Dialog for the first time, a "Setup wizard" opens. This wizard will help you during the configuration. Click Next.

Setup wizard: Welcome

Several settings have to be entered here:

In "Newsserver settings": You can assign a short name for the server in Descriptive name. We have chosen "NetNews".

Enter the name of our news server News.CIS.DFN.DE in Host. If you prefer both authentication and articles to be transferred over an encrypted connection, check "SSL" and make sure that "Port number" is set to 563; otherwise leave it unchanged at "119".

Enter the username and password you have received from us in the according fields. Click Next.

Storing your account information in the news reader's configuration is a potential security risk. If you are unsure, please refer to our FAQ at

It is not necessary to enter a password if your institution is a member of the institutional access scheme (Anwenderzulassung) and you are accessing the server from your institution's network.

Setup wizard: News server settings

In "Identity settings": Enter your real name in Your full name and your e-mail address in Email address. Click Next.

Setup wizard: Identity settings

You can configure how 40tude Dialog fetches (POP3) and send (SMTP) e-mail and do some further settings in the next three dialog windows. If you plan to use 40tude Dialog to read e-mail, make the required settings in the next two dialog windows. You can also leave the settings on their default values. Click Next as appropriate and Finish in the third dialog window.

Setup wizard: POP3 settings Setup wizard: SMTP settings

Setup wizard: Other settings

Now you are asked whether 40tude Dialog should get the list of newsgroups. Confirm by clicking Yes. Then the program opens a connection to our news server and retrieves the entire list of groups available on our server. This may take some time.

Confirm: Get list of newsgroups?

In the status window in the lower part of the main menu you can see when the download is finished.

Status window: Get list of newsgroups

Select the All register in the main window to see the list of availabe newsgroups.

You can subscribe a group by right-clicking its name and clicking (Un)Subscribe then. You can also subscribe it by simply double-clicking the name.

Select and subscribe groups

Now you will see the subscribed groups in the Subscribed register. Fetch the article headers of a group by double-clicking its name.

Read a group

When fetching headers for the first time 40tude Dialog might offer to download a limited number only. Click OK to start the transmission.

Downloading headers

Now you can read and write articles using our server.

Read articles