News Rover Setup Guide for ThunderNews

This guide will walk you through setting up News Rover to work with ThunderNews news servers.

Download News Rover

Visit the News Rover newsreader homepage ( to download the latest version of the client.

Install News Rover

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

Configure NewsRover for ThunderNews

The first time you open News Rover the configuration wizard appears.

Figure 1 – News Rover Initial Server Setup

News Rover setup

Enter the information as follows:
ANews server address:
BNickname for server: anything you want
C – Check “Logon authentication required for this server
D – Enter Username (provided in email)
E – Enter Password (provided in email)
F – click Finish

Once News Rover is up you will want to highlight NewsServer (whatever you nicknamed the server) on the left and then click configuration on the top menu as follows:

Figure 2 – News Rover Configuration Menu

News Rover configuration

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

Figure 3 – News Rover (Server Properties)

News Rover server setup

The server properties screen includes everything you need to get up and running. Simply enter the information as follows:
ANews server address:
– Check “SSL connection” for secure access.
BPort: use port 563, 80 or 81 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 443 or 8080 for standard connections.
CNickname for server: anything you want
D – Check “Logon authentication required for this server
E – Enter Username (provided in email)
F – Enter Password (provided in email)
G, H, IMax Connections: ThunderNews supports up to 20 connections.

It’s that simple to configure News Rover for ThunderNews. Enjoy!

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