Forte Agent Setup Guide for Astraweb

This guide will walk you through setting up Forte Agent to work with Astraweb news servers.

Download Agent

Visit the Forte Agent newsreader homepage (Forteinc.com) to download the latest version of the client.

Install Forte

The installation is simple. Choose a folder for the program to install and whether or not you want desktop or quick launch icons.

Configure Agent for Astraweb

The first time you open Agent the setup wizard appears.

Figure 1 – Agent Setup Wizard

Agent setup wizard

Enter the following information:
ANews Server: news.astraweb.com or ssl.astraweb.com (SSL)
B – Check “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
C – Select “Login with a simple username and password
D – Enter Username provided in email
E – Enter Password provided in email
F – click Next

Next we will go in and choose the remaining server options. To do so click on Tools → Servers and Accounts

Figure 2 – Agent Menu

Agent menu

Now you can enter in the server information in the screen below:

Figure 3 – Agent (Server Properties)

Agent servers

Enter the following information:
ANews Server: news.astraweb.com or ssl.astraweb.com (SSL)
B – Enter Username provided in email
C – Enter Password provided in email
DConnections: Astraweb supports up to 20 connections.
E – Click “Advanced Settings

Agent advanced settings

Here you can change the port (optional):
A – Check “Use a non-standard NNTP port
BPort: use port 443 or 563 for secure or port 119, 23, 1818 or 8080 for standard connections.

It’s that simple to configure Forte Agent for Astraweb. Enjoy!

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