Program configuration for Sylpheed 2.3.1
Make the following adjustments to use our news server:
Two new windows open. In the foreground window you will have to enter several details in different tabs.
In "Personal information" enter your real name in Full name and your e-mail address in Mail address.
In "Server information" select News (NNTP) in the Protocol combo box. Enter the name of our news server News.CIS.DFN.DE in News server.
Check This server requires authentication. Enter the account details for the server you have received from us, the username in User ID, the password in Password.
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.
You can change the settings any time later by selecting the account and clicking Edit. To open this account overview, select the Configuration menu, then Edit.
Right-click the selected area. Select Subscribe to newsgroup from the menu.
Sylpheeds connects to our server and downloads the group list. This may take some time.
By clicking the arrows you can open and close (sub-)hierarchies from the list shown. You subscribe a group by checking the box left of its name. Click OK when you are done with your selection.
Click a header line to read the article.