I added a new news server ('news.primus.ca') and entered in the required server settings/authentication information. Clicking on the 'Refresh list' button displays 'Loading Newsgroups. This can take a few moments ..' for about 35 seconds, during which I see Internet activity. However, no newsgroups are listed.
A line trace shows that the newsgroups are being loaded. However, it appears that after receiving the last block, RSSBandit sends a QUIT command to the news server. I was able to download the newsgroups from 'news.readfreenews.net'. Unfortunately, the specific newsgroup I am interested in appears to be empty on this server.
The only thing different is that this news server returns '205 Transferred 1614847 bytes in 0 articles, 0 groups. Disconnecting' after the QUIT, while the failing news server returns '205 Exit articles 0, bytes 0, groups 0, posts 0k postbytes 0'.
I ran a trace on Windows Mail against 'news.primus.ca'. Windows Mail can successfully load the It does not send a QUIT but instead appears to close the connection, start a new one and sends a 'MODE READER' request. I do not see the '205 response being sent to Windows Mail.
I am running RSSBandit 126.96.36.1990 on Vista Ultimate SP1.