Just got notice from Cox that they will be discontinuing Usenet
service. Of course the price didn't go down but now I need to find
another Usenet provider. I don't download binaries (other than a few
random APBW pics) but need something affordable. Just wondering what
you guys are using and if you like it.
They got to you too!
Check out astraweb at www.astraweb.com
Buy the service by the gigabyte. That would either be $10 or $25. Either
will last you a long time. At my present rate, many years.
The service is better than what I had before.
What about newsreaders? I'm currently using Thunderbird, and it meets
my needs - can't find anything on astraweb about using T-bird. Giganews
(which Cox is pushing) does work with the T-bird newsreader.
I use : www.forteinc.com
they change me less than $3 a month for all of the text I want...
I was paying the max - 12 or 13 USD but never got the byte count...
backed all the way down - no issue.
Mike O. wrote:
I've been using Eternal September (www.eternal-september.org) ever since AT&T
dropped Usenet (about a year now, I think). No complaints, really. Once in a
while (perhaps an hour at a time, four or five weeks apart) there are problems
connecting, but I can live with that. And they do a great job of filtering
spam. And it's free. No binaries, but, hey, you said you don't really need
Been with them for ~ 22 months. $2.95/mo gets you 5.0 gb per month and
it ROLLS OVER. My account shows that I've purchased a total of 110.0 gb
and have used 63.6 gb and have a balance remaining of 46.4gb.
Carries everything I've looked for, I am pretty heavy on graphics, etc.
and I don't come anywhere near the allotted usage. Can't beat it for the $
And, oh yeah, I use X-news as a reader. For just about any newsreader,
the only thing you'd need to do is change the url, username and password
of the server. Was with Verizon before Andy Cuomo gave them the excuse
to unload their news service.
While I endorse Astraweb, a couple things I noticed when I switched to
them this year. They don't use the header I used to kill cross-posted
trolls and they don't honor the SPAM-KiILL cancels (ie you get more SPAM)
Personal e-mail is the n7bsn but at amsat.org
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