As an alternative bridge, sort of like the Led Zeppelin of bridges, see:
Community Forums NNTP bridge
It replaces the MS NNTP Bridge completely and
> Unifies the access to social and answers forms to a single NNTP server (no two servers
"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
> BobS wrote:
>> This newsgroup is the last one still standing that I have subscribed to
>> over the years. All the rest that I've used have migrated - somewhere
>> within the MS structure called Connections. I have a Live ID, signed
>> up, downloaded and installed the forums bridge and use OE to view.
>> It didn't go smoothly at all but finally last night I got it up and
>> running except for "Answers" even after changing the port to 119 from
>> the default 120. But no matter, I will get that figured out soon
>> enough. I keep getting the "In order to use MS Answers NNTP Bridge you
>> must first log into forums and enable "se NNTP Bridge" option....." I
>> have but continue to get this error.
>> Tonight I decided to try and find the equivalent of the newsgroups that
>> used to be under msnews.microsoft.com. None have the same names nor am
>> I able to locate a cross-reference list of where what the groups may be
>> called in this (new to me) structure.
>> Also, the Connections server is so busy I am being constantly knocked
>> off and then can't reconnect. Hmmm....with all the billions and
>> billions, one would think they could afford the hardware to support
>> this change. Guess their assumptions were wrong - these newsgroups
>> really do have more traffic than they thought since their servers can't
>> handle the load.
>> Anyone have a suggestion on a cross-reference list of the newsgroups or
>> do we just have to guess and go flailing around?
>> Thank you,
>> Bob S.