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Author Topic: Any usenet people here?  (Read 1179 times)

Bowdon

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Any usenet people here?
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:08:22 PM »

I'm thinking of getting back in to the old usenet/newsgroup area but so much as changed since I was last around those parts.

I remember using a bootlegged version of Agent that I had to use a tunnel software so I could connect with multiple connections. NZB was still a new thing back then too.

So what are peoples recommended servers and clients?
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Deathstar

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Re: Any usenet people here?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 05:20:28 PM »

Might have to be careful on what gets posted.....

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jelv

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Re: Any usenet people here?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 05:22:02 PM »

I just use Thunderbird - but then I only follow text only groups.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2018, 11:43:57 AM by jelv »
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MartinGoose

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Re: Any usenet people here?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 06:41:34 PM »

So what are peoples recommended servers and clients?

Plusnet provide my Usenet feed.

Pan is my newsreader:
<http://pan.rebelbase.com/>
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licquorice

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Re: Any usenet people here?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 07:09:49 PM »

Used to use Agent, just use Thunderbird now.
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Bowdon

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Re: Any usenet people here?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 09:50:42 PM »

Oh I didnt realise thunderbird could read newsgroups.

I like the older British comedies and radio shows from the 1940's onwards.

Last time I was on a usenet group I was downloading a 70MB file that took all day on freeservce dialup. Good job I could set my computer downloading while I went out lol
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petef

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Re: Any usenet people here?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 03:08:03 PM »

I use the Gnus (Emacs) client with the Eternal September and Gmane servers. I also only follow text groups.
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