Forwarding Newsgroup Articles

You can pass a copy of a newsgroup article to someone else, using an e-mail message. Netscape News, Microsoft's news program (whatever it's called), or Free Agent automatically attaches a copy of the newsgroup article to your outgoing e-mail message. This is the equivalent of taking an index card off a bulletin board, photocopying it, and mailing it to someone.

Actually, Netscape isn't my favorite news reader. But it is the one I happen to have instructons for:

To forward a newsgroup posting from Netscape

  1. On the Window menu, click Netscape News. The news window appears.
  2. In the news server pane, click the plus sign (+) next to a folder, or double-click the folder. The folder opens to display newsgroups.
  3. Click a newsgroup name. A list of posted articles for the newsgroup appears in the article header pane.
  4. In the article header (right) pane, click the newsgroup article you want to forward. The text of the article appears in the bottom window.
  5. Click the Forward button or click Forward on the article menu. The article Composition window appears. The Attachment and Subject text boxes are automatically filled in for you.
  6. Type one or more e-mail addresses in the Mail To text box. If you type more than one address, insert commas after each address. You also can use the to Using the Address Book.
  7. (optional) Click in the article area and add comments.
  8. Click the Send button.

Note: This is not the same thing as replying to a message. The content of the original article never appears in your outgoing message. Instead, it's attached (see Attaching Files to Newsgroup Articles).

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