Which Usenet service should I subscribe to?

Question by Yay Ah!: Which Usenet service should I subscribe to?
I’m not that computer savvy. So, anything that is affordable and easy to use with a lot of content is good.

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Answer by Jason S
There is a very complete article titled “Finding the Right Usenet Provider” that can be found here: http://binarynewshowto.com/pick-a-usenet-provider covering retention, reliability, speed, completion, spam filtering, and affordability, and compares several of the top usenet services on the market. The site also has several articles covering how to use newsgroups, which clients to use, and has other resources.

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How Usenet groups are different from Yahoo or Google groups? How can i subscribe to any usenet groups?

Question by nemo: How Usenet groups are different from Yahoo or Google groups? How can i subscribe to any usenet groups?

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Answer by Warren1AZ
Unless your ISP provides a Usenet feed, you have to subscribe to a separate service. Adelphia at one time provided Usenet access in their cable modem service. Try entering in Google something like this: Usenet+provider

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Why subscribe to Usenet when I could just do a search on google?

Question by theeshusher: Why subscribe to Usenet when I could just do a search on google?
Isn’t it the same thing? I hear that the biggest forum of all is still “Usenet.” That’s the same as “newsgroups” which can all be searched on goggle using the “news” option, right? Do many people still use it? Perhaps I’m missing out on half the internet. The “web” is only part of it.

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Answer by aaa
Hi there,

The main reason to use Usenet is to download files–the latest movies, games, CD’s etc. You can get a full DVD (4.5 gigabytes) in a couple of hours on the right connection using usenet. The only problem is you have to pay!

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I want to subscribe to a USENET group called alt.security. How to do it ? Can I subscribe using Thunderbird?

Question by nemo: I want to subscribe to a USENET group called alt.security. How to do it ? Can I subscribe using Thunderbird?
Please explain to me clearly. I always find it difficult to know more about USENET groups and tired reading FAQ about USENET groups.

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Answer by peace maker
You need to have a news reader program on your system to read the USENET news. An example of such a program is Microsoft Outlook Express (not Microsoft Outlook). This is a NNTP client and a news reader. Then you need to connect to an NNTP server (There are thousands of them, search for some of them). When you connect to one of the servers, it will show you which all USENET groups it can support. Your alt.security will be there most probably. And then you can use it to read the news.

I know I am not sufficiently clear but right now I do not have more time to write about it.
Then there are some servers which allows only reading but not posting whereas some are there which allows both. This whole thing is actually very simple but takes a while to understand.

The easier solution is go to groups.google.com and navigate to alt.security and read it online.

Hope it helps.

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