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OT: Free usenet providers?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RobF, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are there
    still free providers?
    --
    RobF
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    "RobF" <none@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-O$4rDx5FLHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    > there
    > still free providers?
    > --
    > RobF
    >



    My vote is for Eternal September. An excellent news server IMO.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    Eternal September
    http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/eternal-september.html
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    RobF wrote:
    > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    > there still free providers?


    Text only or binaries, too?
     
  4. Billns

    Billns Flightless Bird

    On 6/29/2010 8:03 AM, RobF wrote:
    > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are there
    > still free providers?


    Short answer is Yes. Google is your friend.

    Bill
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    RobF wrote:
    > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are there
    > still free providers?


    (free, text only, no binaries, no registration required, ready to use immediately,
    limited to 25 text posts per day which is plenty.)

    http://www.aioe.org/

    (free, text only, no binaries, registration required)

    http://www.eternal-september.org/index.php?showpage=techinfo

    You can connect to E-S without authentication, but only a small
    list of newsgroups will appear if you do that. If your news
    client has a tick box to request or force authentication,
    then your news reader will be able to pass a username and
    password. Once you've registered with E-S server, and
    received your new account, you can enter that username and
    password, and then the newsgroup list should include
    thousands of groups. If for any reason, authentication
    is failing, then the newsgroup list will contain just a handful
    of items.

    The free servers also enforce other restrictions, but that
    is all part of the fun of using them. There are more of
    these free servers, each with their own arcane features.

    Paul
     
  6. Leythos

    Leythos Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    In article <i0d2iu$8lq$1@news.eternal-september.org>, BRH@nospam.invalid
    says...
    > My vote is for Eternal September. An excellent news server IMO.
    >


    Many people Kill File posts from ES because of the abuse generated from
    their servers.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
     
  7. Stefan Patric

    Stefan Patric Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:03:40 -0500, RobF wrote:

    > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    > there still free providers?


    Yes. Lots. Some good, some bad, some awful.

    This link might help in your search:

    http://www.freeusenet.org/

    Also, consider the "low fee" providers that charge $10 or so a year. I
    found one that looked really good, but can't find the link right now.


    Stef
     
  8. Sy Kosis

    Sy Kosis Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    Many people kill filed posts from the MS servers, HoopleHead.

    "Leythos" <spam999free@rrohio.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.2693e851553162fb9896ad@us.news.astraweb.com...
    : In article <i0d2iu$8lq$1@news.eternal-september.org>, BRH@nospam.invalid
    : says...
    : > My vote is for Eternal September. An excellent news server IMO.
    : >
    :
    : Many people Kill File posts from ES because of the abuse generated from
    : their servers.
    :
    : --
    : You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    : voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    : Trust yourself.
    : spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
     
  9. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Stefan, going there now.
    --
    RobF

    "Stefan Patric" <not@this.address.com> wrote in message
    news:8lpWn.6483$0A5.2297@newsfe22.iad...
    | On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:03:40 -0500, RobF wrote:
    |
    | > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    | > there still free providers?
    |
    | Yes. Lots. Some good, some bad, some awful.
    |
    | This link might help in your search:
    |
    | http://www.freeusenet.org/
    |
    | Also, consider the "low fee" providers that charge $10 or so a year. I
    | found one that looked really good, but can't find the link right now.
    |
    |
    | Stef
     
  10. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    I googled first.

    "Billns" <billns@nsverizon.net> wrote in message
    news:u3GTwT6FLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    | On 6/29/2010 8:03 AM, RobF wrote:
    | > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    there
    | > still free providers?
    |
    | Short answer is Yes. Google is your friend.
    |
    | Bill
     
  11. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Paul. Much better than through long Googling (which I had done).
    --
    RobF

    "Paul" <nospam@needed.com> wrote in message
    news:i0d634$12u$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    | RobF wrote:
    | > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    there
    | > still free providers?
    |
    | (free, text only, no binaries, no registration required, ready to use
    immediately,
    | limited to 25 text posts per day which is plenty.)
    |
    | http://www.aioe.org/
    |
    | (free, text only, no binaries, registration required)
    |
    | http://www.eternal-september.org/index.php?showpage=techinfo
    |
    | You can connect to E-S without authentication, but only a small
    | list of newsgroups will appear if you do that. If your news
    | client has a tick box to request or force authentication,
    | then your news reader will be able to pass a username and
    | password. Once you've registered with E-S server, and
    | received your new account, you can enter that username and
    | password, and then the newsgroup list should include
    | thousands of groups. If for any reason, authentication
    | is failing, then the newsgroup list will contain just a handful
    | of items.
    |
    | The free servers also enforce other restrictions, but that
    | is all part of the fun of using them. There are more of
    | these free servers, each with their own arcane features.
    |
    | Paul
     
  12. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    Thanks, Bruce. Much good help here, better than googling.
    RobF


    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i0d2iu$8lq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    |
    | "RobF" <none@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    | news:-O$4rDx5FLHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    | > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    | > there
    | > still free providers?
    | > --
    | > RobF
    | >
    |
    |
    | My vote is for Eternal September. An excellent news server IMO.
    | --
    | Bruce Hagen
    | MS-MVP [Mail]
    | Imperial Beach, CA
    |
    |
    | Eternal September
    | http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/eternal-september.html
    |
     
  13. Arthur Shapiro

    Arthur Shapiro Flightless Bird

    In article <O$4rDx5FLHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, "RobF" <none@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are there
    >still free providers?


    I'm in the same boat, and signed up with Eternal-September a week ago. I'm
    running it in parallel with Cox's server, using different newsreaders
    (Thunderbird for E-S and NewsXpress for Cox) so they can be run
    simultaneously. So far I don't perceive any problems with the new service,
    and figure it can't be any worse than Cox's often-slow connection to Usenet.

    Art
     
  14. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    "Arthur Shapiro" <art.shapiro@unisys.com> wrote in message
    news:i0deg5$seg$1@USTR-NEWS.TR.UNISYS.COM...
    | In article <O$4rDx5FLHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, "RobF"
    <none@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    | >Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are there
    | >still free providers?
    |
    | I'm in the same boat, and signed up with Eternal-September a week ago.
    I'm
    | running it in parallel with Cox's server, using different newsreaders
    | (Thunderbird for E-S and NewsXpress for Cox) so they can be run
    | simultaneously. So far I don't perceive any problems with the new
    service,
    | and figure it can't be any worse than Cox's often-slow connection to
    Usenet.
    |
    | Art

    Aer, I saw, on eternal sept, the letters you used above: E-S. Maybe the're
    explained at eternal, if so, don't find it. Is E-S one of the functions of
    eternal? I have the basic Eternal running now. Am looking for FireFox, not
    in the list of groups, nor is Thunderbird.
    --
    RobF
     
  15. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    --
    RobF
    Once in a blue moon, Daave, binaries too. Know any?

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:eUgfuF6FLHA.5736@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    | RobF wrote:
    | > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    | > there still free providers?
    |
    | Text only or binaries, too?
    |
    |
     
  16. Arthur Shapiro

    Arthur Shapiro Flightless Bird

    In article <OoUF7D8FLHA.5668@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl>, "RobF" <none@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >

    I saw, on eternal sept, the letters you used above: E-S. Maybe the're
    >explained at eternal, if so, don't find it. Is E-S one of the functions of
    >eternal? I have the basic Eternal running now. Am looking for FireFox, not
    >in the list of groups, nor is Thunderbird.


    I simply used E-S to denote "Eternal-September" - hope there wasn't some other
    meaning not known to me.

    I've only added a few newsgroups so far. But your question doesn't click with
    me - Firefox is a browser, Thunderbird is a newsgroup reader and email client,
    and I don't understand what either has to do with the list of newsgroups that
    a given Usenet provider might choose to carry. Forgive me if I've missed
    something obvious!

    Art
     
  17. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    "RobF" <none@invalid.invalid> écrivait news:uYVIjF8FLHA.5856
    @TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > --
    > RobF
    > Once in a blue moon, Daave, binaries too. Know any?
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:eUgfuF6FLHA.5736@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >| RobF wrote:
    >| > Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    >| > there still free providers?
    >|
    >| Text only or binaries, too?
    >|
    >|
    >
    >


    "Teranews free" but it's more reliable at certain time of day (evenings and
    nights) in eastern north-america; my experience anyway.

    But it's not completely free, there is a one time fee of about four bucks.
     
  18. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Re: Free usenet providers?

    RobF wrote:
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:eUgfuF6FLHA.5736@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> RobF wrote:
    >>> Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are
    >>> there still free providers?

    >>
    >> Text only or binaries, too?


    > Once in a blue moon, Daave, binaries too. Know any?


    Not really. You would need to Google for open servers; I see some have
    already posted links. But for binaries, you would more than likely need
    to pay for that service. Eternal September is great for text only,
    though.
     
  19. Motor T

    Motor T Flightless Bird

    RobF wrote:
    > "Arthur Shapiro" <art.shapiro@unisys.com> wrote in message
    > news:i0deg5$seg$1@USTR-NEWS.TR.UNISYS.COM...
    > | In article <O$4rDx5FLHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, "RobF"
    > <none@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > | >Cox high speed is switching to Gigagnews, with a range of fees. Are there
    > | >still free providers?
    > |
    > | I'm in the same boat, and signed up with Eternal-September a week ago.
    > I'm
    > | running it in parallel with Cox's server, using different newsreaders
    > | (Thunderbird for E-S and NewsXpress for Cox) so they can be run
    > | simultaneously. So far I don't perceive any problems with the new
    > service,
    > | and figure it can't be any worse than Cox's often-slow connection to
    > Usenet.
    > |
    > | Art
    >
    > Aer, I saw, on eternal sept, the letters you used above: E-S. Maybe the're
    > explained at eternal, if so, don't find it. Is E-S one of the functions of
    > eternal? I have the basic Eternal running now. Am looking for FireFox, not
    > in the list of groups, nor is Thunderbird.


    Firefox and Thunderbird are on Mozilla.org server: news.mozilla.org
    They are subgroups listed under: Mozilla.support.
     
  20. RobF

    RobF Flightless Bird

    "Arthur Shapiro" <art.shapiro@unisys.com> wrote in message
    news:i0djs4$o9$1@USTR-NEWS.TR.UNISYS.COM...
    | In article <OoUF7D8FLHA.5668@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl>, "RobF"
    <none@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    | >
    | I saw, on eternal sept, the letters you used above: E-S. Maybe the're
    | >explained at eternal, if so, don't find it. Is E-S one of the functions
    of
    | >eternal? I have the basic Eternal running now. Am looking for FireFox,
    not
    | >in the list of groups, nor is Thunderbird.
    |
    | I simply used E-S to denote "Eternal-September" - hope there wasn't some
    other
    | meaning not known to me.
    |
    | I've only added a few newsgroups so far. But your question doesn't click
    with
    | me - Firefox is a browser, Thunderbird is a newsgroup reader and email
    client,
    | and I don't understand what either has to do with the list of newsgroups
    that
    | a given Usenet provider might choose to carry. Forgive me if I've missed
    | something obvious!
    |
    | Art

    Art, a second after clicking send on my post, I saw the obvious E-S
    meaning. Dumb mistake. On cox, there was, maybe is still for a price, a
    newsgroup for FireFox and for Thunderbird - very low traffic, so not much of
    a loss.
    Thanks for your inputs.
    --
    RobF
     

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