How do I post a picture to a newsgroup?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by blank, Jan 12, 2005.

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    blank Guest

    Gday, Im trying to post a photo taken with my digital camera to a
    newsgroup, but it wont go. I just did a normal cut and paste of the photo
    to the main body of the message, and also tried it as an attachment, but in
    both cases I get this message:

    Outlook Express could not post your message. Subject 'Tank Overview',
    Account: 'Newsgroups', Server: '', Protocol: NNTP,
    Server Response: '441 437 Rejected 388618 000600 IncomingFilter', Port: 119,
    Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 441, Error Number: 0x800CCCA9

    Would some kind soul please tell me what I need to do to overcome this
    problem. Thanks.
    blank, Jan 12, 2005
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  2. Just don't post em to this one :)

    Many newsgroups are for text only, I've even seen people flamed for posting

    Usually the ng's that are for attachments have 'binaries' or 'pictures' in
    their name (like '')
    Damien McBain, Jan 12, 2005
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    blank Guest

    thanks for that, very helpful
    blank, Jan 12, 2005
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    Ernest Guest

    images are posted to newsgroups as an attachment to the post, just
    the same as an email. What you do have to watch out for is the
    image format is known to and used by the posting software and
    that the image size is within the limits of the outgoing mailbox and
    that of the newsgroup's incoming mailbox.

    The main cause of most rejects is that the image is too big for the
    system to handle.

    Deadly Ernest

    (my new keyboard, with small keys,
    accepts full responsibility for all
    typographical and spelling errors)
    Ernest, Jan 12, 2005
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    Sandgroper Guest

    You only post pictures to a BINARY Ng , you never post any pictures to a
    text Ng , otherwise you will get your throat ripped out by the regulars.

    No to mention that quite a lot of text based Ngs have been set up not to
    accept binary postings.

    Other than that , if you want to post to a binary Ng , then you post the
    binary as an attachment and in the header you put the name of the file and
    the size of it so that people with text based newsreaders or slow dial-up
    connections know that there is a binary attachment , because it could take
    time to download the file and also because most text based newsreaders
    won't accept binary attachments.
    Sandgroper, Jan 12, 2005
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    The very best way is to use something like

    Then you can simply post a link to your image and anyone who wants to view it
    can and other people don't have to download it.
    Ken Oaf, Jan 12, 2005
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    Hunter1 Guest

    The rejected part was probably because you were attempting to post a
    piccy to a non-binary group, many news-servers honour that and wont
    allow you to do so.
    Hunter1, Jan 12, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    Why did you choose that particular group name? You don't really need to answer
    that one. ;)

    Why not just alt.binaries?

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    Unknown Guest

    You make that sound as if a poster of binaries here, for example, would give
    a shit!
    Unknown, Jan 12, 2005
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    Unknown Guest

    You ARE kidding, yes? The great unwashed majority don't give a shot.
    Ozemail, for example.

    The more likely option is that the OP had a reasonable sized pic attached
    and the server wouldn't take one binary of that size. So, if he used his
    prog to split it into smaller parts, it probably wouldn't have been a
    Unknown, Jan 12, 2005
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    When I was an Ozemail user (until Mar 2002) they actually used to filter any
    binaries out of non-binary newsgroups that they carried. If you attempted to
    post an attachment to a non binary group, the post was rejected.
    Ken Oaf, Jan 13, 2005
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    Unknown Guest

    That was your software. Been with them a long time and that hasn't ever
    happened to me, dial-up OR ADSL.
    Unknown, Jan 13, 2005
  13. Is there really one called that? ;)
    Damien McBain, Jan 13, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    What does happen is that posts that have attachments
    get them stripped when they are in non binary groups.

    And that happens even with posts that arent directly posted
    to the ozesnail news servers but come in via the feeds.
    Rod Speed, Jan 13, 2005
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    Unknown Guest

    Not at Oze they dont. I could post one here if I wanted.
    Nope. Doesn't happen at all.
    Unknown, Jan 18, 2005
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