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Brent Rose

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  Posted: Sep 21, 2015 1:54 PM
Hi

Have been trying to reconnect to forums.embarcadero.com in Thunderbird (38.2.0) on Win 10. Followed the basic instructions from Embarcadero as below (as far as they still match the current version of Thunderbird), but have had no success.

Using the old "forums.codegear.com" Thunderbird reports "connection refused" when trying to retrieve a newsgroup list.

Using the new "forums.embarcadero.com" Thunderbird reports "connection timed out".

Of note, I do not get any prompt about username or password as suggested below.

Can anyone help me with this. Thanks.

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Thunderbird

These steps are courtesy of TeamB member Rudy Velthuis.
1.Tools -> Account Settings... -> Add Account
2.(*) Newsgroup Account -> Next
3.Enter your name and your email address -> Next
4.forums.embarcadero.com -> Next
5.Enter a display name for the server -> Next
6.-> Finish
7.In the account settings dialog, go to the newly created entry, and select Server Settings. Check the always request authentication... checkbox. -> OK
8.Select the new server in the treeview at the left, and choose Manage Newsgroup Subscriptions on the right.
9.Answer the questions for username and password. Then, after a few seconds, you should see a tree of all the newsgroups. Select the ones you are interested in, and now you can read them, and write to them.
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  Posted: Sep 22, 2015 9:10 AM   in response to: Brent Rose in response to: Brent Rose
Brent wrote:

Using the new "forums.embarcadero.com" Thunderbird reports
"connection timed out".

Did you enable SSL/TLS security?

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Brent Rose

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  Posted: Sep 23, 2015 4:13 PM   in response to: Remy Lebeau (Te... in response to: Remy Lebeau (Te...
Yes, tried both ways ;-) SSL/TLS using default port 563

Now using a laptop with fresh install of Win 7 and Thunderbird 38.2.0

Not getting any error message, but when I go to retrieve a list of the available newsgroups, Thunderbird briefly says "Please wait" then returns with no results (ie newsgroup list box remains entirely empty)

Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Brent wrote:

Using the new "forums.embarcadero.com" Thunderbird reports
"connection timed out".

Did you enable SSL/TLS security?

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Brent Rose

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  Posted: Sep 23, 2015 4:29 PM   in response to: Brent Rose in response to: Brent Rose
Hmmm - just thought to find and try an older version of Thunderbird
(24.3.0) and it works as far as I tell at this point... must be some
issue with latest Thunderbird? Will have to follow up Thunderbird...

Thanks for your response.

On 24/09/2015 11:13 a.m., Brent Rose wrote:

Yes, tried both ways ;-) SSL/TLS using default port 563

Now using a laptop with fresh install of Win 7 and Thunderbird 38.2.0

Not getting any error message, but when I go to retrieve a list of the available newsgroups, Thunderbird briefly says "Please wait" then returns with no results (ie newsgroup list box remains entirely empty)

Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Brent wrote:

Using the new "forums.embarcadero.com" Thunderbird reports
"connection timed out".

Did you enable SSL/TLS security?

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John Kaster


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Re: Cannot connect to newsgroups with Thunderbird  
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  Posted: Sep 23, 2015 8:17 PM   in response to: Brent Rose in response to: Brent Rose
Brent Rose wrote:

must be some
issue with latest Thunderbird? Will have to follow up Thunderbird.

FWIW, I was testing with whatever was the latest download of
Thunderbird back when we were working on the port, and once it was
configured I didn't have any issues. If I end up back on that box, I'll
try it again.

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Brent Rose

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  Posted: Sep 24, 2015 12:21 AM   in response to: John Kaster in response to: John Kaster
OK - good to know. Thanks.

I'll re-install the latest and have another go...

Also, I may be having some internet connection issues (dodgy filter or somesuch??)... maybe that is causing a problem. Will get it sorted and see if that helps.

John Kaster wrote:
Brent Rose wrote:

must be some
issue with latest Thunderbird? Will have to follow up Thunderbird.

FWIW, I was testing with whatever was the latest download of
Thunderbird back when we were working on the port, and once it was
configured I didn't have any issues. If I end up back on that box, I'll
try it again.

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Brent Rose

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  Posted: Sep 24, 2015 3:25 AM   in response to: John Kaster in response to: John Kaster
OK. Thunderbird 38.2.0 (re-installed) still had the same problem.

Reverting to 31.4.0 resolved the issue.

Tried 42 beta - fails with same issue.

On 24/09/2015 3:17 p.m., John Kaster wrote:
Brent Rose wrote:

must be some
issue with latest Thunderbird? Will have to follow up Thunderbird.

FWIW, I was testing with whatever was the latest download of
Thunderbird back when we were working on the port, and once it was
configured I didn't have any issues. If I end up back on that box, I'll
try it again.
John Kaster


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  Posted: Sep 24, 2015 11:43 AM   in response to: Brent Rose in response to: Brent Rose
Brent Rose wrote:

Reverting to 31.4.0 resolved the issue.

Tried 42 beta - fails with same issue.

It may be that later Thunderbird versions are rejecting the substandard
certificate being used by NNTP. That's something that needs to be
addressed, but I don't have any timeline (or commitment) from anyone
for when that work will be done.

I'm glad XanaNews is still working. I think some people are also
successfully using SSL tunneling to get it to work.

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