Microsoft NNTP Newsgroups Scheduled for Closure


  • Microsoft will close NNTP Newsgroups in multiple phases with the complete closure expected by the Fall of 2010
  • Microsoft has already begun to post notifications in impacted newsgroups



Additional Information:

  • Nttp users will <apparently> be directed to an existing forum (i.e. as best possible and if applicable; a one-to-one relationship may not exist)

“Newsgroup users will be directed to the equivalent forum in the following location for further participation in Microsoft’s online communities.”

  • Note: Windows Live NTTP newsgroup participants should consider going to the Windows Live Solution Center for support of all Windows Live Essential applications(Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Writer, etc)  and Windows Live services(Live ID, Hotmail, Account, Contact, Calendar etc)
  1. Windows Live Solution Center   ——>
  2. FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions about WLSC)


May 12, 2010: Original Publish Date

Jan 28, 2012: Added information on Annex Cafe community and Nntp newsgroup options; Updated Tags

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