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USENET Newsgroups with AOL

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by adviolin, Sep 8, 2003.

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  1. adviolin

    adviolin Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have AOL, and am able to access newsgroups through AOL but I'm having trouble downloading binary files, especially those in multiple parts. I found a program Binary Boy that seems promising but I need the server address and port to set it up and I don't know what to use. Is there a way to find out or perhaps a better way to deal with these encoded files?

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  2. JohnWill

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    FWIW, Forte Agent it the standard by which other newsreaders are measured, I've been using it for years.
     
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    You can always go to keyword "newsgroups" and use aol to retrieve the files, then decode them later with a yenc utility. You don't need a new reader.
     
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