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yDecode can auto-configure itself - simply answer "Yes" to the question that asks you to automatically configure yDecode after you start yDecode the very first time. If you answer "No" you can still start automatic configuration wizard later by clicking on Auto-Config button in yDecode.
(Configuration part 1 of 2) - Configuring yDecode
STEP 1 - Enter your server (and optionally port and SSL)
Enter your news server name into the NNTP Server Name box. In this example (screenshot below) we have news.yourhost.com - but this is only an example - you should replace this with your actual Usenet server name that you use. Also look at servers tab section of this help for more info. Don't modify other settings if unsure - 119 for both port values (see screenshot) and SSL box unchecked is fine most of the time.
STEP 2 - Test configuration
Make sure that your firewall is not blocking yDecode. Now you can test the connection to the server as well as news account configuration by pressing the Test Config button - you should get a window showing messages similar to these:
(Configuration part 2 of 2) - Configuring Outlook Express / Windows Mail / Windows Live Mail to work with yDecode
STEP 1 - Getting into server properties
Assuming that you already have configured newsgroup account that works with your newsgroup server, you need to make a little adjustment to make it work with yDecode. To do so first click on your account name using the right mouse button to get a menu just like on the screenshot below and then select option properties.
STEP 2 - Changing server name to localhost
Now you will get to a window similar to the one below. Replace your server name with localhost just like on the screenshot below. Remember - it's not local host (two words) but one word - localhost. It must be exactly like this. This will redirect Outlook Express from your news server to yDecode (yDecode is in fact a server). The server name that used to be here should be now in yDecode NNTP server name box.
STEP 3 - Testing if it works
By this point you should have it operational. Do not close yDecode - it must be running every time you read newsgroups from now on.
(Configuration part 2 of 2) - Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird to work with yDecode
If you are using Mozilla Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express first configure yDecode just like described above. Note that Test Config button will not be able to detect if you properly configured Mozilla Thunderbird. However, server connection will be tested successfully. Regardless of inability to check account settings for Mozilla Thunderbird, yDecode will still work with it as well as with any other news reader.