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Introduction to comp.os.*.win95 groups and FAQ
Section - 5. Tell me about the microsoft.* groups.

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Microsoft has their very own NNTP server where they maintain these groups.
The only way you can reach them is by changing your news preferences to use
the server msnews.microsoft.com, or use this URL in your web browser:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.* to get a listing.

The MS news server does not participate in Usenet, so articles posted to
these groups do not spread to other news servers.  If articles from these
groups, or if the groups themselves appear on your news server, most likely
they came from a gateway that echos messages from Microsoft's server, or
possibly from MSN(tm).  My ISP doesn't carry the microsoft.* groups, and no
other ISP I know of in Vancouver carries the microsoft.* groups either.

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