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NNTP NewsGator Posting Plugin
This plugin was designed and built with users who follow and participate in Newsgroups frequently. With the advent of NewsGator, a Outlook Plugin, this feature was nearing the close integration with Outlook that most users desired.

In general, users would read and reply to newsgroups within Outlook Express, however many wanted this functionality within Outlook. NewsGator provided a portion of that ability, but left the posting portion untouched and open to developers to fill in the gap with custom plugins. This plugin provides that functionality that was left out, and allows for tight integration with NewsGator subscriptions to easily manage, post, and reply to newsgroups all from one application.
Following the RFC specifications for NNTP, this plugin has evolved from a proof of concept into a fully functional plugin and extension to NewsGator. The effort continues to retrieve the "Seal of Approval" from GNKSA specification, in which most requirements are already met. The plugin has only been tested thuroughly with NewsGator 2.0, thus no support is provided for earlier versions of NewsGator.

I will work hard to make this plugin work the way YOU want it to, so any feedback or support questions are greatly appreciated.

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Plugin History
Version 1.0
  • Added version checking and update notification.
  • Fixed "from" header to better represent the RFC standard
Version 0.5
  • Fixed cross-posting functionality.
  • Empty messages will not be posted, poster notified.
  • Enhanced the server and newsgroup selection GUI.
  • Enhanced error descriptions to include server and newsgroup when sending email to developer.
Version 0.4
  • No prompting for password is required anymore
  • Added option to always prompt for newsgroup selection
  • Added ability to post to multiple newsgroups
  • Increased error handling to be more descriptive
  • Fixed headers being shown within outlook express message.
Version 0.3
  • Integrated with NewsGator's subscriptions (still prompts for password if requiring authentication).
  • Removed server & newsgroup custom configuration screens.
  • Tweaked HTML cleanup more.
Version 0.2
  • Rebuilt configuration screens and server/newsgroup selection screen.
  • Ability to setup multiple news servers with custom configurations and 0-many newsgroups.
  • Added abiltity to authenticate to a news server.
  • Tweaked HTML cleanup to not remove line breaks.
Version 0.1
  • Proof of concept.



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