It seems you are viewing that group using Outlook Express. I would suggest
that before you begin posting pictures there, you figure out how you ended
up being able to read the messages there. With computers, it is absolutely,
inarguably dangerous to achieve anything without knowing how you did it.
I'll give you a hint: When you want to monitor activity in a newsgroup, you
SUBSCRIBE to that group. In Outlook Express, click on Help (on the menu),
then click "Contents and Index". Search for the word "subscribe". When you
understand how you got to the point you're at now, then it's time to learn
the next step.
:-) It's real easy. Once your subscribed, send a test message
saying Hello to make sure you can post to the group. Tell
them you've got a picture you're going to post.
Post the message to the group.
Once the message appears in Outlook Express, double-click
on the message and get ready to send a reply to the message
you just posted.
There will be an Attach button in the Reply To window. Click
on that and navigate to the folder where the picture exists on
your hard disk (computer).
Click only on the picture you want to post. Make sure it's not
too big, some folks might get upset if the picture is bigger than
200KB. A good size for posting to the newsgroups is 800x600
and in a .jpg format. If you need any more help feel free to ask.
Tell you what, I'll cross post this to that newsgroup so you can
see what the crosspost looks like as well.
Hello glenon, I'm no expert at USENET, however after reading your post i
decided to check out Outlook Express's "News" feature. Here is some advice:
1. Start up Outlook Express. You should see a bunch of newsgroups you
subscribed to, under your ISP name (mine is news.datemas.de and under that
i have rec.gardens as one of my subscribed newsgroups).
2. Right click the ISP name (mine is news.datemas.de) and then select
3. A box will pop up with a Title of "Newsgroup Subscriptions". There will
be a "All" tab next to "Subscribed". It's the default selected but just
make a mental note of that Tab; It contains all the newsgroups your ISP has
subscribed to. "rec.gardens" will be one item in this long list.
4. Look for "alt.binaries.pictures" within this list. You could use the
"Display newsgroups which contain:" Tab to search through and locate
5. If it isn't there, then your ISP DOES NOT PROVIDE you with access to
alt.binaries, cheifly because of bandwidth constraints.
6. If you really need access then you'll have to buy per month access to
alt.binaries (news.datemas.de, ought to provide pay access). They provide
me with free access to USENET text only groups.
I would suggest that you just use: www.flickr.com - for picture posting.
BTW if you need help with USENET/Clients and similar type questions then
you can ask on "news.newusers.questions" since your particular question
may be construed as being off-topic on rec.gardens.
Also check out:http://www.faqs.org/faqs/pictures-faq/part1 /
But that's very verbose *grin*
I was just reading some of that. I got to:
"The first thing is this: please restrict yourself to a maximum of 400
KB of images per day.............."
"Now, say you're site A. You decide to post a few MB of pictures in one
day. Site B connects to your site, A, and grabs the articles. Site C
connects to site B and attempts to grab the articles. But site C is
rather limited. Its disks fill up a few times, perhaps the system
crashes. The sysadmin knows he will get an outrageous phone bill caused
by just ATTEMPTING to transmit all of your pictures."
I'm thinking my goodness, a news server using phone lines? When was that
written? Over 13 years ago as it turns out. Times have changed. :-)
I got tired of not seeing half of the pictures from
alt.binaries.pictures.gardens, and upon the suggestion from my internet
provider geek, I now pay $5.95 a month for SUPERNEWS. It does such a
great job, that I now use Supernews for my access to rec.gardens,
uk.rec.gardening AND alt.binaries.pictures.gardens! before, for
whatever reason, VIC wasn't letting me get ALL of my pictures from the
binaries ng. Be warned though, with subscription to Supernews, you will
discover there are more posts displayed on rec.gardens and other
newsgroups than you ever imagined. It took me a little bit with my
dinosaur ISDN line downloading all the headers........last count as of
today for rec.gardens: 65,607 for uk.rec.gardening : 99,328, and for
alt.binaries : 3,219...........if I were using my provider I'd have
about half that! for the $5.95 a month it's WORTH it to be able to SEE
ALL the pictures that I've missed when trying to visit that site. So
type in supernews.com and see what comes up, subscribe, and it will walk
you thru the process. you'll then download and updated list of ALL the
newsgroups (there's a butt load of them) and since you know what they
start out listed as, go to those and mark them and subscribe.
you might have to tweek the settings for how many headers you download
at one time (I have mine set for the maximum, 1000 headers) and download
as many as you want. the pictures are only a few thousand. wreck and uk
have far more to down load and I stopped at a certain amount on uk, and
haven't downloaded all of wreck's.......I don't need them all, although
apparently windoz HAS reformatted or reconfigured my writings that WERE
in Outlook Express in folders into some elusive folder or something
hidden in my computer's memory, somewhere like .dbx extension files I
think was said......over 399 of my writings I'd painstakingly copied,
pasted and sent to myself and then tediously cleaned and paragraphed the
earlier ones that really were free verse and made people crazy when I
first darkened the gates of this newsgroup........I'll start over, I am
determined to get those gardening books written now. I know that SOME
of my writings weren't bad....LOL
hope this helps. I'll be home tomorrow glued to the house. today and the
weekend was insane in the membrane. tomorrow's high's of 97o or MORE
means I'll be outside watering until I start melting..........
madgardener up on the steamy ridge, back in a hazy Fairy Holler,
overlooking a partially obscured English Mountain in Eastern TEnnessee,
zone 7, Sunset zone 36
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