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ahhoe

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Can someone recommend some good newsgroup server that does not require login? i have seem quite a few through the yaoo.com search engine, most of them require a fee to use them.
 

JohnWill

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Unless one comes with your ISP, you probably are out of luck. I don't know any truly free ones that allow any volume or binary downloads, which I presume is what you're looking for.

Think about it, free websites are supported by the ads, but a news server doesn't have any way to present ads, so they need real money. :)
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

I use my newsgroups that are from the ISP, but they only seem to keep the recent ones, ie 1-2 days old. You can also get the binaries as well.

However, you can get some free ones that have binaries:

http://freenews.maxbaud.net/

Right at the bottom is a search box. Make sure the first box, Free Servers is ticked, and then type in what you want. If you don't know the full name of the group, type in a word. For example, mp3. Then, it will list all the groups with mp3 in the name, eg:

alt.binaries.sounds.mp3
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.new-age
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.classical

etc

They list the servers, and how many articles, or posts. Just click on the server of group, and your newsreader will kick in.

Regards

eddie
 
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