Digital Photography Newsgroups
These newsgroups are extremely useful if you are seeking information
The main photography related newsgroups are:
There are quite a number of additional rec.photo.other
newsgroups covering a variety of topics that maybe of interest.
After joining one of the newsgroups try and find the FAQ (frequently
asked questions) for the newsgroup. Generally these are posted periodically to each
newsgroup and contain details on what type of posts are permitted to the newsgroup.
Commercial posts are almost never allowed and off topic posts run the risk of being
Setting up Your Newsreader
Your ISP should have provided you with information regarding accessing
newsgroups, in particular the name of the NNTP News Server.
|Microsoft Outlook Express
||Select the menu items Tools, Accounts, Add ..., News then follow the
prompts using the information from your ISP when asked for News (NNTP)
||Select the menu items Communicator, Newsgroups. In Communicator
select News in the left hand pane and right mouse click on it. Select
Subscribe to newsgroups ... and when you can click the Add Server
button. Now follow the prompts.
News reader access to newsgroups automatically threads images to the
discussion topics, marks messages as read/unread and allows you to add watches. A
sample view follows.
Accessing Newsgroups through your Browser
In our opinion accessing groups through a web browser is vastly
inferior to a Newsreader. We do suggest you make the effort to set one up.
The Google groups engine: < http://groups.google.com/>
provides browser access to newsgroups.
Finding Groups and Searching Messages
To find a group on a particular topic or search for answers on a
particular subject, you can search using the Google groups engine: < http://groups.google.com/>
Useful Newsgroup Links
Newsgroups at Webnovice
Usenet: The Basics
Accessing Newsgroups Using Netscape Messenger at Netscape