Lack of posts

I just got back up on the Verizon DSL line (again!). when I connected to AOL
through broadband, I think it became evident why I have been receiving fewer
and fewer posts. In AOL message popped up indicating AOL will discontinue
newsgroups as of "earlt 2005. I suspect the systematic and gradual shrinkage
of posts may be their gentle way of weaning i=us from their newsgroup reader.
Any suggestions for a 3rd party reader? Preferably one that is free and one
that can mark posts as "read?"

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Bill Woodier
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Hi Bill
I use Pan -
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Does just fine for my needs, and is free/open source
Regards
Graham 'Rip' Townsend
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Graham Townsend
And snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Bill Woodier) opened up and revealed to the world news: snipped-for-privacy@mb-m10.aol.com:
Bill,
I use X-News:
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it's free and does just about everything I want it to do.
Reply to
Digital_Cowboy
you got an ok deal. news.verizon.net will be your new news server. there are many news readers but if you want easy and will do what you want, get the nx201.zip and use it. bonehead simple. just ask if you need the 2 minute setup.
Reply to
e
thought that was linux?
Reply to
e
Like many open source projects, there is also a windows port. This post comes from exactly that.
Rob
Reply to
Rob van Riel
Maybe not so OK if he also wants to use it for email. Verizon apparently blocks all email from certain geographical regions including Europe, New Zealand and Chine, and who knows what else.
Rob
Reply to
Rob van Riel
Then just use a free account like hotmail etc. It also comes in handy when you've become fed up with your current ISP; when you switch you don't have to change e-mail addresses...
Reply to
MJ Rudy
I've gone back to my Mozilla reader, but using the News.individual.NET server. You need to register with that server. News is now very reliable.
So the problem was my isp and its server, not my reader, as I had suspected. Since there is not a big demand, my ISP wasn't really interested in updating their news feed.
However, that being said, now that I have a reliable news reader and feed, I see that the daily counts ARE down. I am seeing an average of about 80-85 messages a day. I can remember a few years ago when it was in the range of 150-170 a day.
Reply to
Don Stauffer in Minneapolis
very cool. i've used pan on linus boxes and thought it was sweet. thanks.
Reply to
e
what? i get email from all over europe, oz, and china. where did you hear/expirience that? i don't use ms mail crap. i use eudora and never had mail blocked. if that were true, a hotmail or gmail account would fix that. by the way, i have 4 gmail accounts to give to the first takers....
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e
yup, noticed that too. think people are building? i sprayed my latest lindberg glad yesterday. it's in the castrol, being stripped today.
Reply to
e
I'm now giving the Mozilla newsreader a field test. Hopefully this one will work for me. The only problem I'm having is that I can't seem to figure out how to create a signature block for the bottom of the message. I do like the fact it has a built-in spell-checker to catch all those typos I seem ti incur when I'm not concentrating on what I'm doing.
Cheers......Bill Woodier
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Bill Woodier

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