What news server are you connecting to? Most news servers have
disabled the NEWNEWS command, which is what Exchange uses to retrieve
newsgroup content in a pull newsfeed configuration. Contact the
operator of the server (assuming you have a contact point, such as an
email address) and ask if the NEWNEWS command is active.
You might also try setting up a pull newsfeed with the
msnews.microsoft.com server. It's my understanding that it does have
the NEWNEWS command active.
If your news server doesn't have NEWNEWS active, then your only
alternative (for creating a newsfeed in Exchange) is a push newsfeed.
As far as the firewall is concerned, I think port 119 (TCP) is the only
port you need open.
> > Can someone tell me how to configure Exchange 5.5 with a T1 for
> > newsgroups. I have port 119 open on the firewall, what else needs to be
> > configured?
> That's a great question. I installed the Internet News connector on our
> exchange system and configured it for a "pull" configuration. I picked a
> couple of newsgroups, can see them from Outlook, but nothing shows up in
> the folders.