I was able to post to this group through Giganews, but I could not
download any messages. I am using Agent and for some reason it would
not download anything from this group.
After I deleted the group and resubscribed to it, it started
downloading again. Go figure.
Thanks for all the replies.
<<Does anyone on this list subscribe to it via Giganews? >>
AFIK, all Comcast subscribers get their newsgroup access through Giganews.
However, as I recall, when Comcast made the switch, it was not a seamless
procedure and they did not do a very good job of publicizing the changes and
what steps were necessary to implement them. I imagine I am not the only
person who suddenly found himself without Usenet at the time. I called
Comcast tech support and it took their guy a fair amount of time to figure
out what was wrong. When he finally did it was a simple matter to
reconfigure Outlook Express to access Giganews. But I would guess a great
many users did not bother to chase down the information I did.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
My ISP gave up trying to maintain their NNTP servers and recently contracted
with Giganews to provide this service. I'd say I'm now using Giganews to
access the news groups.
Buffalo, NY - USA
(Remove "SPAM" from email address to reply)
If you're actually paying for Giganews there are a lot of other options out
there. It looks like most of the others here that say they use it get free
through their ISP. I have the same deal through Comcast where they give you a
token amount of capacity to use each month and then you're on your own.
I had nothing but problems with accessing Giganews, as did a lot of others I
know. Occasionally I'll use the freebie I get with Giganews but I still see
There's Newsguy, Supernews, among others. I've used Newsguy for awhile now and
like them a lot. They have a variety of plans at good prices depending on how
much you need to download. They have a nifty web interface and search engine
too, or you can use a regular newsreader.
I do and have for a long time.
Like it very much. I read and download from ;-> a lot of other groups
besides the Wreck. Like everybody else is saying, why do you ask?
Curious back at you.
Do you subscribe to Giganews to get binaries or this list? If
it is just for text based groups, check out
George Shouse http://www.shouses.com
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Ran an nntp server in the early days of the net, switched to various ISP
based servers in the intervening years until the MBA mentality made it
non-feasible from a technical standpoint (no one left with the knowledge to
run a news server), then tried various free, and pay, services. Giganews is
the best of those I've tried thus far ... well worth the $12/month, IMO ...
I've heard they were good also. If I ever have problems with GigaNews I'll
give them a try. IIRC, the archive on the wrec with GN was over 200,000
messages last time I refreshed ... way too many to download, in any event.
Top of my list of those to stay away from is Meganetnews ... from direct
experience, the worse nntp serves on the net.
I'm a bit late jumping into this thread, but I've used newsguy.com for a number
Membership cost is good compared to some of the other providers out there, and
you get free email and website, along with newsgroups.
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