NewsReaders.com: Getting Started: Getting Links to work properly
I hope you will try Giganews or UsenetServer for your news subscription -- especially as a holiday present for your friends, family, or yourself!
Ideally, when you click on a link to a newsgroup, especially from a
browser (but also in an e-mail message, or anywhere else a URL could be listed), you should be taken to your newsreader and have that group opened for you. However, you may have to do some initial setup to enable this to occur. This is not all that
important however, as after a while, the groups you read most will be
in your subscribed list, and you can always copy the name of a group
and find it in your full group list.
Your best bet is to use Netscape Navigator 4.0 or higher standalone version, which allows you to set it to use Internet Config.
More information soon on earlier versions of Netscape and what to do for Communicator if you don't wish to use the built in newsreader.
lets you set/override Netscape Navigator/Communicator's URL helper
settings (i.e. set mailto to go to the email program of your choice, news
to go to the newsreader of your choice, etc.)
use of Internet Config
Eudora (if not set to use Internet Config):
The first time you click on a news link, you will be prompted to
select your newsreader.
Thereafter, you will be directed to that newsreader unless you
option-click a news link, in which case you can choose another newsreader,
either on a one-time basis or as a replacement.
For other applications, if they are Internet Config aware, you are all set.
For non-IC aware applications you can control-click on the newsgroup name if you have Internet Address Detectors installed. Additionally, some non-IC aware applications let you set helper applications individually.
Internet Explorer: From the pulldown menu "View" choose "Options"