I'm switching ISPs, from AOL. AOL has a great newsgroup reader-- you can mark
all entries read so that the next time you sign on,everything that comes up is
newly posted, With IE and Google, I can never tell what I've looked at and
what is new. I also can't directly access newsgroups via my ISP, they tell me
that they "don't support newsgroups". Is there some newsgroup reader or other
available freeware or shareware that lets you manage newsgroups efficiently?
Pre-X, I used all the Newswatcher variants (VA, YA, and MT). I switched
to Thoth at least a couple of years ago, and I enjoy it greatly. Much
the same user experience as Newswatcher, but with OS X.
There are a few freeware newsgroup readers that will make life easy. My
current preference is Gravity, it's free and you can get it at:
Since your new ISP doesn't support news you may need to subscribe to a
newsserver service. You can sign up for a free account on Free Berlin
service at: http://news.individual.net/ It's a text only- NO BINARIES,
so you'll have to scrounge elsewhere for your dose of woodpr0n from ABPW
Std-Disclaimer: not affiliated with gravity or free berlin- merely a
satisfied user of both.
That's the combination I use too. The server is almost never
down and it seems to get most articles. Most ISPs don't have a
very complete news feed even if they do offer one.
And Gravity isn't perfect, but it's about the best I've tried.
The newsreader in Netcape 4.?? would be my second choice.
No nipples in sight, but it did take me to the NY Strippers links. Not handy.
"The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the
exercise of his mind." Jacques Barzun
no it doesn't. your browser has been hijacked. try a good spyware
cleanup tool like adaware:
or spybot search and destroy:
Since I posted that one- Seriously. NO, it does not. The link **as
quoted** goes to Tom's Gravity Page. Use the entire URL, you need the
index.html also. Otherwise, you get a text page of New York Stripper
But either way- not a nipple in sight. Dammit.
No, I don't.
Takes me to the gravity page
takes me to "Tom's Prohost Page"
Now, would someone PLEASE post the correct URL for the NY strippers?
so you'll have to scrounge elsewhere for your dose of woodpr0n from
Let's see, here...
That's the one I used before I discovered Agent. I know, I don't use
it often, but my old-tyme Tera News account (it was free then, it's
about a half-sawbuck now) was what I used then. The updates aren't
real-time or anything, but they're there.
By going to the view drop down menu in OE, clicking on current views then
"hide read or blocked messages" and marking the whole news group as read
after reading what I wanted to, when I check the group again all I see are
new messages from people I want to see messages from..
MT Newswatcher for Mac is really good
Xnews for the PC is really good as well.
Oh and since i couldnt resist...
"How to best read this newsgroup?"
With a thick skin and BIG grain of salt is often very handy.
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