Firewall and Newsreaders

I have Comodo Firewall Pro installed on Windows Xp SP 2, log on as admin. I connect to the internet using an ADSL connection. I also use AVG Free Edition.

For some reason, I cant use any newsreader program to access my ISP newsgroups (I’ve tried 3 diferent apps).
I was able to isolate the problem: shutting down Comodo Firewall (cmdagent.exe as well), Newsbin works fine. Works fine even if I turn Windows Firewall on.

I’ve searched the forum but wasn’t able to find an answer to my question: how can I access the newsgroups with Comodo Firewall on? Is this a common problem?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Welcome to the forum.

You must open port 119 as outgoing for your newsreader. If you use the pre-defined Email Client Policy you must also open port 119, this rule lacks that port.

Hope this helps.

I’ll change the definitons and see if it works.

Thank you for your fast answer.


You’re welcome :slight_smile: