Newsgroup Newbie

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by WiredBrain, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    I'm interested in newsgroups. I'll appreciate if someone can provide the basic info to get started e.g. software, tips and caution. By the way, I'm really confused. Is it free ?
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    The best way I know of to take part in newsgroups is to connect to them through your ISP. If you are unsure whether your ISP gives you access to newsgroups, then check around its website... you will probably find info on newsgroups there. If it turns out that your ISP does not offer newsgroup access, then you can subscribe to one of many newsgroup services found online.

    You connect to newgroups through some type of software, and an address such as this: news.your-isp.com. Microsoft Outlook handles newsgroups, as do many other programs that you can get online for (usually) a small price. One specific piece of software that I have used before is called NewsBin Pro, and it works rather well. If you want more info on this program, then a simple search in Google will take you to it.
     
  3. punkandacoke

    punkandacoke eat me

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    really. newsgroups are like giant file-sharing forums. its just a bunch of skatered split files that is a pain in the b***h to find and reconstruct. seriously thou, i love it. the hunt. the chase. lol. but yea, i mean i'd call up your isp. get the server information and crap. then download a good program like agent or xnews (search mr.google). those are the two programs that i ever would recommend. and trust me, ive tried ALL of them.
     
  4. punkandacoke

    punkandacoke eat me

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    sorry about the confusing entre. take your time and you'll understand my HORRIBLE ENGLISH.