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Registered: 31-01-2011


How do I access Usenet?.  It does not appear on the left hand side of my Member Centre page where PlusNet Support says it should be. I want to try the PlusNet newsreader and see the groups available.
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Re: Usenet

The Plusnet newsreader was withdrawn not long ago because it was crap and very little used.
Just point your newsreader software at (Thunderbird is a pretty good news reader  for text only groups if you don't have one installed).
The server is actually operated by Giganews and has all the text only groups that are available on the normal Giganews servers (just checked and there's over 100,000 groups available). Note there are no binary groups available.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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