Stanford HISTORY 48Q - SOUTH AFRICA - CONTESTED TRANSITION (6 pages)

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History 48q - South Africa: Contested Transitions

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History 48Q Winter 2005 2006 SOUTH AFRICA CONTESTED TRANSITIONS Using Class Newsgroups at Stanford 1 What are newsgroups Newsgroups are electronic bulletin boards where messages can be posted via email or other electronic tools such as Netscape to permit exchange of information and discussion on a particular subject 2 How do they work Items are posted to a newsgroup just like e mail messages The difference is that newsgroup postings are not delivered to anyone s electronic mail account but instead can be read by anyone with a newsreader software that allows newsgroups to be accessed for reading and posting 3 What are newsreaders and how do I use them Newsreader software is available in many forms The most commonly used software for accessing newsgroups at Stanford is Netscape which in addition to being a world wide web browser also includes a newsreader as well as email software Internet Explorer can also read newsgroups in recent versions it does so by invoking Outlook or Outlook Express Anyone with a Leland account at Stanford can also use either the trn or tin newsreaders by entering one or the other of those commands from the logon prompt Many find the tin program more user friendly while others like the features of trn Additionally it is possible to read and post to newsgroups from within the Pine email program type pine at the Leland logon prompt There are other possibilities 4 How do I read and post to newsgroups Detailed procedures depend on the newsreader software you are using see below for guides for Netscape and Internet Explorer The basic steps are similar a Make sure your newsreader knows who you are login name actual name email address b Tell the newsreader where to look for Stanford newsgroups nntp stanford edu c Download the list of Sanford newsgroups d In that list find the course in which you are interested in the form su class XXX e Subscribe to that course newsgroup so that the newsreader regularly checks for new messages to that newsgroup f



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