Express NewsPictures – binary-oriented newsreader has been released!

(PRWEB) October 9, 2004

RightSoft Releases Express NewsPictures 2.31.

Newsgroup subscribers now have an effective solution downloading images and other binaries from newsgroups.

Express NewsPictures is a newsreader application specially designed to help newsgroup subscribers to download only valid attachments that meet user-specified parameters. The program downloads articles with binaries inside, decodes them, actively filtering spam out and saves the results to PC hard-drive.

As the name suggests, Express NewsPictures primary objective is to expedite the process of getting pictures from newsgroups. However, the program is capable of getting other file types, like audio or video files. The images can be previewed within main window, full-screen viewer or using slide-show; their size can be automatically adjusted when not fitting the screen.

Another important advantage of the program is capability to filter out newsgroup correspondence. There are several filters configuring which the program user can remove most of the unwanted posts. Also user can create own black list, according to such list the program will ignore posts from specified senders.

Professional newsgroup subscribers should know that Express NewsPictures supports yEncoded binaries, has multi-part processing feature and can work with Usenet groups via a proxy server. Naturally, multiple news accounts are supported. The program provides several downloading methods: program user can download articles one-by-one, all the parts of multi-part messages, within specified range, selected posts series and even whole newsgroup by single click.

Express NewsPictures 2.31 is distributed electronically over the Internet; free demo version is available at for evaluation.

The price of a single copy is 35 US Dollars.

System Requirements:

•     Pentium 133 MHz or better

•    32 MB RAM or more

•    Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5/Windows 2000/Windows XP

•    Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher

•    Microsoft Active Movie or Windows Media Player installed.

•    Connection to Internet

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Hogwasher 4.0 Released

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 2, 2004

Asar today announced the immediate availability of Hogwasher 4, a Usenet Newsreader and Email client for the Mac. Hogwasher works natively with OS X as well as with OS 9 and handles all common encodings including yEnc.

Multi-Account Article Assembly

Hogwasher 4 is a breakthrough product, setting a new standard for Mac Newsreaders. It is the first Mac Newsreader to offer Multi-Account Article Assembly.

“Many customers are forced to subscribe to a Premium News Service because of the poor quality of their regular ISP’s News Server” said Kurt Spaker, President of Asar. “Hogwasher seamlessly combines several News Servers into one ‘virtual server’. As a result, Hogwasher can pay for itself many times over in NSP download charges by only accessing the Premium NSP when an article is unavailable from their regular ISP.”

Multi-pane User Interface

In another breakthrough development, Hogwasher now supports an optional “multi-pane” interface. “With Microsoft having abandoned support for the popular Outlook Express on the Mac, many orphaned users are looking for a replacement”, said Steve Cunningham, Vice President of Marketing for Asar. “One of the most common requests we have had is to support the multi-pane interface that these users prefer. This has now been incorporated into Hogwasher 4.”

Improved Speed and Robustness

Hogwasher 4 includes a completely rewritten database engine resulting in a significant speed increase as well as a rock-solid internal database structure.

Extensive Online Documentation

The Hogwasher documentation has been completely rewritten and is now available directly via the “Help” menu. It includes over 160 pages of tutorials, examples, tips, hints, and reference material in Apple’s Help format.

Protection from the MP3Concept Trojan when Downloading

In response to this recently uncovered threat, Hogwasher generates a warning when extracting BinHex files of type application with an inappropriate file suffix.

Other Significant Enhancements

Other significant enhancements in Hogwasher 4 include: an enhanced Email Client; List-Serve Threading; more powerful Filtering; built-in Spell-checking; enhanced Archives; In-Line image display; support for X-Faces; and a “Snippit” feature for frequently typed items.

These are just the highlights of the many new features and improvements in Hogwasher 4. For a complete list please visit

where you may also download a fully functional Hogwasher 4 “Test Drive”

Users of earlier versions may upgrade to Hogwasher 4 at a significant discount.

For More Information contact:

Stephen J. Cunningham

Vice President, Marketing

Asar Corporation 3169

Brockport Spencerport Rd.

Spencerport, New York 14559