One of my favourite newsgroups (gmane.comp.lang.scala.user) recently moved to Google Groups. So I can't post messages from Thunderbird any more and I don't like the Google web interface.

Can I access the moved newsgroup in the same way I did before?

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    are you clear on the differences between e-mail and NNTP? NNTP versus USENET? USENET uses the NNTP Protocol. There are various clients for "news" or e-mail. News clients use NNTP. Pan is a news client, TBird is e-mail and a news client. It depends on adding a news server to Tbird. – Thufir Dec 7 '12 at 0:22

They say:

Group        gmane.comp.lang.scala.user
Description  A more relaxed list for questions and discussions ()
Address      scala-user@googlegroups.com
Status       posting allowed
Url          http://scala-lang.org/ 


Instead of Thunderbird, try Pan.

You can still use Thunderbird if you like. What happens when you send an e-mail to the e-mail address of the group?

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  • gmane is going through some re-writes and the link is broken. However, the service itself still works fine. I think they just don't want a web interface for probably good reasons. there's a gmane.discuss group available through NNTP. – Thufir Mar 2 at 22:18

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