Newsgroups are the only official way of communication of EPITA.
- Server: news.cri.epita.fr
- Port: 563/tcp
- Authentication: use your CRI credentials
- Connection security:
SSL / TLS
Recommanded NNTP clients are the following:
In the following procedure, the example user is called "Xavier Login", their login
xavier.login and their email address is
To add the NNTP server, go to ☰ > New > Other accounts.
Name, insert your full name (example: "Xavier Login").
Email address, insert your EPITA email address (example:
Newsgroup Server, insert
In the folder pane on the left of the main Thunederbird window, right click on
the newly added account (called
news.cri.epita.fr if you didn't change it) and
Server Settings, select the correct
Connection security :
Always request authentification when conneting to this server box.
We also recommend checking the two boxes about checking for new messages as you will get notified when new messages are received on the server.
When prompted for a username and a password, fill in your login (example:
xavier.login) and your CRI password. Make sure to check the box to remember
Tips and tricks¶
The following configuration is strongly recommended as it is mandatory to respect the "netiquette" on the News server.
Still under the account settings, add a signature.
Composition & Addressing, make sure the HTML box is unchecked.
Global Composing Preferences... button, then the
button. In the dialog, make sure the
Send messages as plain text if possible
is checked, in the menu select
Ask me what to do and in
Plain Text Domains
Finally, in ☰ > Preferences > General > Config Editor (at the bottom):
A tutorial is available here (in french).