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  1. #1


    JamesJ Guest

    Usenet Newsgroups

    My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone
    aware of any servers offering free access to Usenet??

    Thanks,
    James

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  2. #2


    Dave Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups

    There are several suggestions over at
    alt.online-services.roadrunner

    I'm using Giganews, but it's not free ($8-20/mo)

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    "JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxx_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:eZZAD5f2IHA.416@xxxxxx

    > My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone aware of any servers
    > offering free access to Usenet??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > James

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  3. #3


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups

    You can Google free usenet servers. A lot of them offer different access,
    some free. Some offer only a handful of groups, while others have a lot
    more. Some limit the bandwidth a bit more than others.

    http://www.newsservers.net/FreeNewsServers.php is a good site with servers,
    speeds, locations, groups, posting allowed, etc..

    As you'll see, some are very limited. Giganews seems to be the best for a
    pay solution, and it isn't that much if usenet is your thing.

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    "JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxx_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:eZZAD5f2IHA.416@xxxxxx

    > My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone aware of any servers
    > offering free access to Usenet??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > James

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  4. #4


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups

    JamesJ wrote:

    > My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone
    > aware of any servers offering free access to Usenet??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > James
    ==================
    You are posting in a Microsoft newsgroup
    so maybe the following Microsoft server
    would be useful to you:

    msnews.microsoft.com

    For Usenet...you might try:

    Aioe.org News Server
    http://news.aioe.org/

    nntp.aioe.org

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    John Inzer



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  5. #5


    Roving Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups

    My ISP (Time Warner) just did the same thing to me. I signed on to
    www.usenet-access.com for $6/mo and found it very fast, and easy to sign on
    to. Roving

    "JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxx_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:eZZAD5f2IHA.416@xxxxxx

    > My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone aware of any servers
    > offering free access to Usenet??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > James

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  6. #6


    John Lee Brown Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups


    "JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxx_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:eZZAD5f2IHA.416@xxxxxx

    > My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone aware of any servers
    > offering free access to Usenet??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > James
    >
    >
    > ---
    > avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean.
    > Virus Database (VPS): 080629-0, 06/29/2008
    > Tested on: 6/29/2008 4:34:04 PM
    > avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2008 ALWIL Software.
    > http://www.avast.com
    >
    >Try www.teranews.com I use them since Bellsouth newsgroups haven't worked
    >for me since going with them.


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    Tested on: 6/29/2008 4:37:57 PM
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  7. #7


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups

    Try http://news.motzarella.org/

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    "JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxx_roadrunner.com> wrote in message news:eZZAD5f2IHA.416@xxxxxx

    > My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone
    > aware of any servers offering free access to Usenet??
    >
    > Thanks,
    > James

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  8. #8


    Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups


    "John Inzer" <oobie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:srWdncXZ-LSqWfrVnZ2dnUVZ_jGdnZ2d@xxxxxx

    > JamesJ wrote:

    >> My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone
    >> aware of any servers offering free access to Usenet??
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> James
    > ==================
    > You are posting in a Microsoft newsgroup
    > so maybe the following Microsoft server
    > would be useful to you:
    >
    > msnews.microsoft.com
    >
    > For Usenet...you might try:
    >
    > Aioe.org News Server
    > http://news.aioe.org/
    >
    > nntp.aioe.org
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    >
    I've seen a number of messages saying that the aioe server isn't very
    reliable.

    I use msnews.microsoft.com as one of my servers, renamed Microsoft
    Communities.

    I've seen the following server recommended:

    http://www.motzarella.org/

    For a list of other free servers, see here:

    http://www.newsservers.net/index.php

    http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Usenet..._News_Servers/

    For a cheap server, see here:

    http://www.news.individual.net/

    Note that many of the free servers are slow to let you post very much.



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  9. #9


    Guest

    Re: Usenet Newsgroups


    "John Lee Brown" <johnlbrown53@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OAOdVgi2IHA.5512@xxxxxx

    >
    > "JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxx_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    > news:eZZAD5f2IHA.416@xxxxxx

    >> My ip recently discontinued Usenet access. Is anyone aware of any servers
    >> offering free access to Usenet??
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> James
    >>
    >>
    >> ---
    >> avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean.
    >> Virus Database (VPS): 080629-0, 06/29/2008
    >> Tested on: 6/29/2008 4:34:04 PM
    >> avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2008 ALWIL Software.
    >> http://www.avast.com
    >>
    >>Try www.teranews.com I use them since Bellsouth newsgroups haven't worked
    >>for me since going with them.
    >
    Sounds like you need to read the bellsouth.net instructions, then. I had
    trouble with them at first until I found the part for Windows Mail.

    http://my.att.net/newsgroups

    Click on Newsreader Setup, then the Setup Instructions for Microsoft
    Internet Explorer, then follow the instructions for Outlook Express but
    in Windows Mail instead, then also follow the instructions for Windows
    Mail only at the bottom.



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