[Users] Windows NNTP recipe/how-to pointer

Andrej Kacian andrej at kacian.sk
Sat Apr 29 22:33:29 CEST 2017

On Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:17:22 -0500
"Lenard Lynch" <lenard.lynch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Apologies to the list.
> *NNTP is baked-in and working* (even though I didn't a libetpan plugin
> installed or named as such).
> If you don't find the option to specify an NNTP protocol in the UI,
> do this: "Configuration | Edit accounts | New"
> You should have NNTP available as a protocol now.

I was just writing a reply to your earlier post. :)

Yes, NNTP support works just fine. There is no libetpan plugin.
Libetpan is a library distributed with Claws Mail (you can find the DLL
in the installation dir) which handles IMAP and NNTP protocol. So there
is no need to look for any 3rd party DLLs.

The bug report you linked to was talking about specific authentication
mechanism (SASL), and in fact I shouldn't have even mentioned NNTP
there, as Claws Mail does not support SASL for NNTP at all. (Any

You should be able to use NNTP just fine, unless the server you are
using happens to require SASL-based authentication for reading or


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