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Looking for a usenet client

BenG
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Registered: 22-08-2007

Looking for a usenet client

hi does anyone know of a good free Usenet I do a lot of programming in VB6 so I was thinking os using Usenet to find tips and tricks. I tried outlook but can't seem to get it to work, I also found a free one but it keeps crashing.
Also does any one know of a good free usnet server I don't want binary just text I tried looking but can't seem to find any and the ones I do find you have to pay for sure there must be some free ones.
Thanks.
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Re: Looking for a usenet client

Thunderbird is absolutely fine for text only groups.
As a server just use the Plusnet one usenet.plus.net - it's actually run by Giganews.
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BenG
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Re: Looking for a usenet client

Thanks I give that a go now, o ps does that usenet.plus.net require a password or anything
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Re: Looking for a usenet client

Nope, you just need to be connecting from a Plusnet IP address/connection.

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BenG
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Registered: 22-08-2007

Re: Looking for a usenet client

Thanks got it working now. Got Thunderbird to work, just looking now what programming groups I can join.
Thanks again.