I subscribe to news.individual.net for 13 bucks a year. The flood was
in the group last night, and gone today. They filter aggressively
and block almost all the spam I see people complain about. You can use
any newsreader software on any system to access it.
They were free for many years, went paid recently (as of today,
in fact), and I happily paid up. The servers are stable, quick,
The other ones (besides my regular ISP) are MS servers. One private beta
group, one public, and one private partner group. Kind of a pain in the
patotie, to be honest. Different passwords on both of the private ones, as
Not to pull a clintonism, but that depends on what you mean by "reasonably
if you consider the $5-10/month range 'reasonable', look at:
Also see <http://www.newsreaders.com/newsfeeds/index.html for a lot of
www.teranews.com is offering free (well, one-time $3.95 set-up fee), accounts
with a 50mb/day transfer limit.
While Google is a great tool for searching newsgroup archives for specific
information, if you're looking for something for reading groups on an ongoing
basis, pretty much anything else, even Outhouse Express, is better.
"Which newsreader to use" is a topic that comes up here pretty often. You
could use Google :-) to search for more info on that, but the newsreaders most
often recommended seem to be Agent, Free Agent, and Gravity.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
Just a passing thought. Have you tried seeing if your ISP has a
NNTP server and using your browser's newsreader to access it?
Then you'd have whatever anti-spam capailities come with it and
the ability to ad newsproxy/netfilter.
Dave in Fairfax
If by idjits you mean people who put malicious code into their
articles then it doesn't matter if they try or not. Netscape
doesn't try to interpret and execute inline ASCII.
If by idjits, you mean the authors of Netscape and IE, I
quite agree. Only an idjit would write an appication
for reading an ASCII medium that interprets inline ASCII
as executable code, especially when you consider that
several newsgroups exist for he purpose of discussing code.
Unfortunately the idjits who have been modifying Google recently
seem to think its a good idea to interpret inline ASCII as
formatting instructions. That's almost as bad.
I'll bet OE doesn't use CDS either. Google must, other wise it'd
be crashing all the time.
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