Problems with newsgroups with broadband

  RCFlyer 09:31 10 Aug 2003

I recently upgraded to FS broadband but have come across some problems within Outlook Express.

When I start OE, it automatically downloads new mail. If I click on a subscribed newsgroup I receive a 'connected' message in the bottom left corner. After about 30 seconds I get an error message saying that the TCP/IP connection was unexpectedly terminated by the server. The configuration details are accept:, server:, protocol: NNTP and port: 119.

Clicking on the send/receive all button, somtimes gets me in to the newsgroup. This didn't happen with my old dial up connection.

Also, if I click on a newsgroup posting to read, with certain postings OE appears to hang and not download the message. The only way to clear this is to cancel by pressing escape. The size of the message doesn't seem to be an issue as some I've tried to read are only 1k. This doesn't happen with all postings, just occasional ones. Again, this didn't happen with my old dial-up connection

Can anyone advise?

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