USENET is the collective term commonly used to describe a world wide system of discussion groups known as Newsgroups.
Newgroups work in a very similar way to forums (such as our Community Site Forums). Someone will make an initial posting to the group, which is then picked up by another reader and answered. This posting is then replied to and so on. Each conversation is known as a thread. Hundreds of threads may develop in any newsgroup forum. You should be aware that some newsgroups are adult orientated and not suitable for children.
To access newsgroups on USENET you'll need to set up a newsreader program on your computer.
The Plusnet newsgroups are a place where you can talk about our service, submit feedback, or receive updates. Although many people now prefer to use our Community Forums, USENET continues to be a popular place for veteran Internet users.
There are over 20 Plusnet newsgroups, each covering a different topic. Most of our groups allow anyone to post to them. However, some are reserved for official use; these are known as 'moderated' groups. Our 'announce' and 'service.status' groups are examples of moderated groups. Many of the newsgroups are monitored by our support team to help us identify common user problems.
The most popular newsgroups are:
There are some common rules newsgroup users should stick to:
Guides for configuring your news reader can be found below:
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If you're using a different program, the only things you'll need are our news and relay server addresses:
No authentication is required for the news server, however you must be connected to the Plusnet network in order to access the service.
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