AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Jun 19 02:46:14 EDT 2009

Jive Dadson wrote:
> newsmaster at wrote:
>> Please note that on or around July 15, 2009, AT&T will no longer be
>> offering access to the Usenet Netnews service.  If you wish to continue
>> reading Usenet newsgroups, access is available through third-party 
>> vendors. (free) mirrors python-list as gmane.comp.python.general
I prefer it to c.l.p because python-list filters out most spam.

> Ah ha.  I think I may have figured out how to work around it.  I need to 
> use my EasyNews server to post the message, (with "SSL"), rather than 
> the  ATT server.  I think.  Maybe.  Does anyone know if it's possible to 
> have Thunderbird use different outgoing servers for different accounts?

Tbird recommends not doing so (no idea why), so it *must* be possible 
;-).  Looks pretty simple.

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