Newsgroups and reader programs

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James Silverton

Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
especially free ones?
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James Silverton, Potomac

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richard

Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
especially free ones?
Although it is no longer supported, 40tude dialog is still a damn good one.
http://www.40tude.com/dialog/download.htm

Many people prefer xnews.
http://xnews.newsguy.com/

Then there is xananews which has a few more features.
http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/xananews.htm
 
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Sir_George

James said:
Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
especially free ones?
Hi James,

I, also, gave up on WLM. Initially, I changed to Forte Agent, but
didn't find it a good choice. I am now using XanaNews and really like
it. It is free and very similar to Outlook Express.

I tried Thunderbird and didn't find it a good choice for me. Other
users seem to really like it, however.

Now, to answer your question; this is as good a place as any to post
questions regarding newsreaders, as far as I am concerned.
 
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James Silverton

Try news.software.readers
I don't see that on eternal-september? Has it much activity?

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James Silverton, Potomac

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Alex Clayton

James said:
Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
especially free ones?

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XS11E

James Silverton said:
I don't see that on eternal-september? Has it much activity?
It is on eternal-september, maybe you need to refresh the list?
There's a fair amount of activity.
 
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RustY ©

Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
especially free ones?

I would suggest you try X-news. It is a proper newsreader and handles
all posts. I too couldn't stand LiveMail so I got to grips with
Thunderbird but I wasted hours on it as it can't handle multi-part files
and it doesn't recognise Y-enc either.

Here's a copy...........
http://xnews.newsguy.com/
 
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Alex Clayton

Alt.test is this way ============>
Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird but
figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
coming from the same person.
So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
hard for you.
 
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Gordon

Had to give the professional whiners something else to cry about. After
all why else would they get out of bed in the morning?
I have also been looking for someplace to ask about help with T-Bird but
figured if I did that here I would get a lot of “T-bird sucks, use my
reader” along with a lot of “ this is not the place to ask that”, often
coming from the same person.
So I decided to try the XanaNews since it was said to be more like OE,
which is what I know best. It seems to have no trouble talking to my
feed so I tried one response. My name never changes even though I am
using 3 news readers now, so I am sure someone can teach you how to
filter me, or point you to a reader that will allow this if I make life
hard for you.
What are you gibbering on about?
 
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Gordon

Thunderbird can't handle multi-part files
and it doesn't recognise Y-enc either.

That's because it's a REAL newsreader not a porn file downloader...
 
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Alex Clayton

What are you gibbering on about?
Well all 3 newsreaders I am using right now seem to show all of what I
responded too, even the much maligned WLM, so either a class in reading
comprehension or a better news reader I guess? Can't help you more than
that.
 
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Gordon

Well all 3 newsreaders I am using right now seem to show all of what I
responded too, even the much maligned WLM, so either a class in reading
comprehension or a better news reader I guess? Can't help you more than
that.
I think you are replying to the wrong person....
 
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jvalh

James said:
Having recently started using Windows 7 and giving up on the useless
Live Mail, I am fairly satisfied with Thunderbird. Is there a better
group than this to find out about and discuss news and mail readers,
especially free ones?
Mozilla has news groups for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Here is a starting link.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Joining_newsgroups

Happy reading :)
 
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James Silverton

It is on eternal-september, maybe you need to refresh the list?
There's a fair amount of activity.
There's something strange about the list :) If I ask for
news.software.readers after refreshing I get no response but if I use
software.readers it appears.

Thanks again, anyway!

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James Silverton, Potomac

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RustY ©

That's because it's a REAL newsreader not a porn file downloader...
I actually put 'porn file downloader' into google but it too has no
better suggestions. No, for any larger files that are split into
multi-parts, Tbird is a waste of time [even IE6 can handle them] and
Y-enc is just alien to it.
 
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Alex Clayton

Mozilla has news groups for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Here is a starting link.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Joining_newsgroups

Happy reading :)
I tried a couple times to find one and so far no luck. May just be my
newsfeed does not carry one. I have found a web forum for it, but it
seems to be kind of hard to use. When I try to search for something it
can’t seem to find it. I suspect I am not asking the right way.
 

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