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Author Topic: Looking at Newsgroups in Win 7  (Read 2131 times)


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Looking at Newsgroups in Win 7
« on: January 13, 2013, 09:37:00 PM »

I have had Win 7 on a multiboot system for some time anticipating the need to be able to talk sensibly to my children and (increasingly) grandchildren about computing. A week or so ago I decided I really must make Win 7 my default OS and this I have done (pats self on back). The Treasurer of my retirement association, to whom I am known as F1, of similar age to me has now got himself a new all singing all dancing PC with an SSD root drive and of course Win 7. He has been set up with Outlook 2003 for his emails and I have followed suit. We are both very pleased with Outlook although the many options can be confusing. After that meandering intro (It's his age, you know) my real reason for posting is to ask if anyone here still looks at newsgroups and, if so, what program do they use on win 7? I have tried Gravity but it is not being fully maintained now and I had a lot of problems with it. Would you recommend Thunderbird? Just looking for constructive suggestions please.


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Re: Looking at Newsgroups in Win 7
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 02:14:43 PM »

Its a long time since Ive read the newsgroups, but I used to use Outlook Express... and many many years prior to that in the 90's 'Agent' which was provided FoC by my ISP back then.   I suppose if I used them again, the natural progression for me would be Outlook..  although once you get used to Thunderbird that looks quite ok.   Unfortunately though due to lack of participation I cant really comment.
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Re: Looking at Newsgroups in Win 7
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 02:22:09 PM »

I still use newsgroups and personally - i always will.

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Re: Looking at Newsgroups in Win 7
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 03:51:56 PM »

I do use Outlook but unfortunately it doesn't natively have a newsreader although it will open an external newsreader from its own menus (I discover). I'm presently persevering with Gravity and getting some success. I did think about  SABnzbd but found Gravity first. Thanks for both your responses.