While not as easy as using a news group, you can certainly use any web site 
that maintains a news archive and allows posting. You still have the issue that 
your posts will not be visible of the listserv, unless they've reconfigured.


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Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3

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From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@listserv.ua.edu> on behalf of 
Yaniv Rabi <yaniv.rabinov...@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:07 PM
To: IBM-MAIN@listserv.ua.edu
Subject: Re: Having problem using LISTSERV.UA.EDU with thunderbird

can I use Google/yahoo groups as newsgroups using Thunderbird?


On 07/03/2018 22:01, Mike Schwab wrote:
> Google groups lets you access the usenet groups.  Yahoo Groups has
> some mainframe groups, including several Hercules and turnkey groups
>
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 1:50 PM, Yaniv Rabi <yaniv.rabinov...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank's Seymour,
>>
>> I don't think I have a newsgroup from my ISP
>>
>> but I have some free newsgroups I'm using
>>
>> and most of them work well,
>>
>> if you know of any free IBM related newsgroup's
>>
>> I will happy to know about.
>>
>>
>> Thank's,
>>
>> Yaniv R.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 07/03/2018 20:55, Seymour J Metz wrote:
>>> You can access IBM-MAIN three ways
>>>
>>>    1. Via the web interface
>>>
>>>    2. To your e-mail account
>>>
>>>    3. Via the news group that it is gated to. If you use a news
>>>       client to post to that group, subscribers to IBM-MAIN will
>>>       not see your post. Also, "listserv.ua.edu"  is not a news
>>>      server; use the server provided by your ISP, if any, or sign
>>>      up with an outside news server. But I advise against this
>>>      route for IBM-MAIN.
>>>
>>> So if you're set to NOMAIL, I recommend that you either change that or use
>>> the listserv web interface.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
>>> http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3
>>>
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@listserv.ua.edu> on behalf
>>> of Yaniv Rabi <yaniv.rabinov...@gmail.com>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:56 PM
>>> To: IBM-MAIN@listserv.ua.edu
>>> Subject: Re: Having problem using LISTSERV.UA.EDU with thunderbird
>>>
>>> Thank's for the reply Seymour,
>>>
>>> I don't quite understand what You meen in IMAP4 server.
>>> but I have other newsgroup that are free, listed in TB
>>> and they all work except the "listserv.ua.edu" newsgroup
>>> also I've registered my google account in TB and it also works
>>> the only problem is with this "listserv.ua.edu" newsgroup account!
>>>
>>> maybe it's a problem with the configuration,
>>> like port's, and security settings.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 07/03/2018 19:36, Seymour J Metz wrote:
>>>> TB is an e-mail client. Configure it to use your provider's IMAP4 server.
>>>> For web access, use FireFox.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
>>>> http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________________
>>>> From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@listserv.ua.edu> on behalf
>>>> of Yaniv Rabi <yaniv.rabinov...@gmail.com>
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:56 AM
>>>> To: IBM-MAIN@listserv.ua.edu
>>>> Subject: Having problem using LISTSERV.UA.EDU with thunderbird
>>>>
>>>> Hello listserv users,
>>>>
>>>> I'm having a bit of problem using
>>>> listserv with my mail client(thunderbird)
>>>>
>>>> I've registerd to the listserv server using mail confirmation,
>>>> and subscribed to IBM-MAIN group, through the browser,
>>>> and made a password.
>>>>
>>>> when I connect to the listserv server through the broswer
>>>> using ID and PW it connect's ok,
>>>>
>>>> but when I'm using thunderbird,
>>>> I can't access the "listserv.ua.edu" server.
>>>> when I try to connect it writes "connection timed out".
>>>>
>>>> I've serched in google for the answer,
>>>> but havn't found any realtive post.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be appreciated,
>>>>
>>>> Thank's,
>>>> Yaniv R.
>>>>
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