Informatics 1. How to set up and use the newsgroup inf1
We now have our inf1 newsgroup set up. It will be used as the
means to support students on questions, dealing with
misconceptions, assignment issues. organisational issues, etc.
So far you have been sending your questions via e-mail and getting
email answers, this might be confusing for many of you sometimes.
We now have a more centralised service for this. So, from now on,
PLEASE use the newsgroups instead.
HOW to configure it?
You are free to use any newsreader of your choice. There is one
in the mozilla web browser available on DICE (go to window menu
-> mail & newsgroups). If you ARE familiar with newsreaders,
the server is [ newsread.ed.ac.uk ] and the newsgroup is [
If you ARE NOT familiar with newsreaders please refer to the 'Reading
News' section of the 'Introductory Unix notes' that can be found here:
for New Users
Once again, for questions about the course materials, assignments
and so on, the newsgroup is the place to go. Use your e-mail to
contact directly a member of the teaching staff if your question
requires a more personalised answer and/or the question is of no
concern to the group.
If you have any questions about setting up or using the inf1 newsgroup,
please contact the relevant Teaching Assistant.
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