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Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

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Grafter
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Registered: 11-04-2007

Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

I'm out of the county at the  moment and trying to access plusnet.service.customer-feedback but all I get is repeated requests for my password. I'm entering the same as my email account but not getting anywhere. Any one any idea on how I can get round this?
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Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

I'm fairly certain (read: not 100% sure) that you can only access the Plusnet news server via a Plusnet connection.
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Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

Jaggies is correct - it is only available from PN connections.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Grafter
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Registered: 11-04-2007

Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

That explains it then. Disappointing, but I'll stop trying!
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Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

If you mean
Newsgroup - plusnet.service.customer-feedback
I have just been there brousing from Saudi Arabia  Wink
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Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

Through the Plusnet news server?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
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Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

Clicked Usenet on the left hand column on members centre  Undecided
To do is to be - Neitzsche
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Re: Accessing Plusnet newsgroups from abroad

I'd forgotten about that - mainly because the interface that provides to newsgroups is worse than terrible (even worse than the now defunct Google Groups access to newsgroups!). It would however probably be suitable for digital to use as he can't access the Plusnet news server (news.plus.net or usenet.plus.net) using a real news reader.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)