Program configuration for XanaNews 1.18
Make the following adjustments to use our news server:
If you are using Xananews for the first time, a "Setup wizard" opens. This wizard will help you during the configuration.
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 http://news.cis.dfn.de/faq.html#1.6.
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.
XanaNews now opens a connection to our news server to obtain the list of available newsgroups. This may take some time.
You can monitor the status in lower left corner of XanaNews's main window.
You subscribe a group by double-clicking its name. You can also select a group by single-clicking the name first, then Subscribe in the upper right corner. Small glasses appear left of the name to indicate subscribed groups.
Click Close when you have made your selection.
Select a group from the list to retrieve the availible articles in that group.
When fetching headers for the first time XanaNews might offer to configure the number of articles to be fetched.
It might be useful to limit the number of articles to be fetched or to retrieve the header lines only. For example, you could select Get Next ... New Messages and check Get Headers Only.
Now you can read and write articles using our server.