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I'm looking for News Server software to run in Windows 7.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Gilgamesh, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Flightless Bird

    I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create a
    permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I want
    to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I was hoping
    someone could recommend some News Server software.

    A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    want to change.

    I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer available.
    Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't want to setup a
    mail server.

    I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services (such
    as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be able to have
    the server and messages on my system.

    Thank you
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Gilgamesh" <gilgamesh@dont.spam.me> wrote in message
    news:0365501c$0$1368$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create a
    > permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I
    > want to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I was
    > hoping someone could recommend some News Server software.
    >
    > A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    > MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    > want to change.
    >
    > I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    > software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer
    > available. Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't
    > want to setup a mail server.
    >
    > I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services
    > (such as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be able
    > to have the server and messages on my system.
    >
    > Thank you


    Most good News READERS these days will allow you to keep copies of posts on
    your HDD. I'm not sure why you would need a news SERVER to do this....
     
  3. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:7rl8sfF6qbU1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    > "Gilgamesh" <gilgamesh@dont.spam.me> wrote in message
    > news:0365501c$0$1368$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >> I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create
    >> a permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I
    >> want to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I
    >> was hoping someone could recommend some News Server software.
    >>
    >> A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    >> MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    >> want to change.
    >>
    >> I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    >> software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer
    >> available. Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't
    >> want to setup a mail server.
    >>
    >> I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services
    >> (such as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be
    >> able to have the server and messages on my system.
    >>
    >> Thank you

    >
    > Most good News READERS these days will allow you to keep copies of posts
    > on your HDD. I'm not sure why you would need a news SERVER to do this....


    Because I need to access them from different PCs, my personal one and work
    laptops.
    When there is a problem with the work laptops the first support option is to
    reimage them and wipe all data that was there. Downloading again after this
    only gives me three months of news posts whereas I currently have 3 years
    worth stored on my MPNews system.

    Also as the number of messages increase the reader can get slow and
    unwieldy. I have over 100,000 posts from one source group alone that I have
    split into multiple groups in my MPNews server archive.

    Thanks
     
  4. Gilgamesh wrote:
    > I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create
    > a permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I
    > want to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I
    > was hoping someone could recommend some News Server software.
    >
    > A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    > MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    > want to change.
    >
    > I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    > software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer
    > available. Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't
    > want to setup a mail server.
    >
    > I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services
    > (such as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be
    > able to have the server and messages on my system.
    >
    > Thank you


    Have you looked at Hamster yet?
    http://www.elbiah.de/hamster/

    --
    "Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
    - Linus Torvalds

    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
  5. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

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    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy' wrote:

    > Gilgamesh wrote:
    > > I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create
    > > a permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I
    > > want to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I
    > > was hoping someone could recommend some News Server software.
    > >
    > > A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    > > MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    > > want to change.
    > >
    > > I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    > > software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer
    > > available. Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't
    > > want to setup a mail server.
    > >
    > > I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services
    > > (such as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be
    > > able to have the server and messages on my system.
    > >
    > > Thank you

    >
    > Have you looked at Hamster yet?
    > http://www.elbiah.de/hamster/
    >
    > --
    > "Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
    > - Linus Torvalds
    >
    > DRM and unintended consequences:
    > http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101


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    the job for potty mouth,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

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    Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond
    the realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
  6. Tony wrote:
    > /| /| | | |
    > ||__|| | | Piss off,
    > / O O\ Wankstain
    > / \ |
    > / \ \|____________________|
    > / _ \ \ ||
    > / |\____\ \ ||
    > / | | | |\____/ ||
    > / \|_|_|/ | _||
    > / / \ |____| ||
    > / | | | --|
    > | | | |____ --|
    > * _ | |_|_|_| | \-/
    > *-- _--\ _ \ | ||
    > / _ \\ | / `
    > * / \_ /- | | |
    > * ___ c_c_c_C/ \C_c_c_c____________
    >
    >


    LOL, nice ascii art :)

    > The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy' wrote:
    >
    >> Gilgamesh wrote:
    >>> I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create
    >>> a permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I
    >>> want to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I
    >>> was hoping someone could recommend some News Server software.
    >>>
    >>> A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    >>> MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    >>> want to change.
    >>>
    >>> I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    >>> software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer
    >>> available. Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't
    >>> want to setup a mail server.
    >>>
    >>> I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services
    >>> (such as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be
    >>> able to have the server and messages on my system.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you

    >> Have you looked at Hamster yet?
    >> http://www.elbiah.de/hamster/
    >>


    --
    "Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
    - Linus Torvalds

    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
  7. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 1/18/10, Gilgamesh posted:
    > I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create a
    > permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I want
    > to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I was hoping
    > someone could recommend some News Server software.


    > A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called MessagePixels
    > and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I want to change.


    > I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    > software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer available.
    > Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't want to setup a
    > mail server.


    > I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services (such
    > as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be able to have
    > the server and messages on my system.


    > Thank you


    Consider asking in news.software.readers.

    They also talk about servers on occasion.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  8. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hj5bb9$opu$1@news.albasani.net...
    > On 1/18/10, Gilgamesh posted:
    >> I have been using MPNews on Windows XP for sometime so that I can create
    >> a permanent archive of selected news groups which I use for work. Now I
    >> want to upgrade to Win 7 and need an alternative to this software so I
    >> was hoping someone could recommend some News Server software.

    >
    >> A couple of years ago MPNews was taken over by a company called
    >> MessagePixels and since then support has plummeted to virtually Nil so I
    >> want to change.

    >
    >> I have tried googling and I keep getting a small number of old windows
    >> software which has been withdrawn by its company and is no longer
    >> available. Or there are results about Mail Server software but I don't
    >> want to setup a mail server.

    >
    >> I don't need to hear about different companies providing News services
    >> (such as Astraweb) as this is where I get my feed from. I need to be
    >> able to have the server and messages on my system.

    >
    >> Thank you

    >
    > Consider asking in news.software.readers.
    >
    > They also talk about servers on occasion.


    Thanks - I'll do that.

    >
    > --
    > Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >
    >
     

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