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QUESTION about NEWS readers???

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by BigDaveinNJ, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    I use OUTLOOK EXPRESS as my NEWS READER and it works just fine but someone told me there are better readers out there... such as X-NEWS etc......

    What would be the advantage of using one of these readers as opposed to OUTLOOK? Are they really better and/or easier to work with?

    Thanks in advance

    DAVID
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    I use Outlook Express, but I used to use SBNews. The good thing with news readers opposed to OE, is that you can limit the amount of Spam.

    You can cut down on the mail that is less than 5k, and if you happen to read the groups that are lower than 5k, eg microsoft ones, then you can filter out certain words, or attachments.

    I know you can do this in OE, but you can preview images or files as they are downloaded. Also, if you have a file that is split, then in OE you may think that you have the entire file, go to Combine and Join, and find that 1 is missing. It stops. With a newsreader, they combine them as they go.

    As I say, I used SBNews, but many use Free Agent

    http://www.forteinc.com/agent/freagent.htm

    This is SBNews:

    http://www.newsrobot.com/sbnews/frsbnews.html

    not free.

    many people here may use diiferent software, but have a look at these:

    http://www.webattack.com/Shareware/network/swusenet.shtml

    http://www.webattack.com/freeware/network/fwusenet.shtml

    Regards

    eddie
     
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