Newsgroup Providers

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Apr 5, 2012

Newsgroup Providers by Sicklyboy at 7:05 AM (693 Views / 1 Likes) 12 replies

  1. Sicklyboy
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    So, I'm in the market for a good newsgroup provider. I'm looking for one who is reliable with good prices, good speeds, no monthly bandwidth cap (I'm gonna be getting an unlimited account), and it would be very nice if it was SSL encrypted.

    Does anyone here have any suggestions on who to look at? Personal experience would be very welcome.

    Thanks!

    --Also, due to the nature of this topic, I've already contacted Costello on the matter and he gave me the go-ahead to open this thread.
     
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  2. Zekrom_cool

    Member Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    1. UseNetServer
    2. Newshosting
    3. NewsDemon
    4. Astraweb
    5. Easynews
    6. ThunderNews
    7. Binverse
    8. Giganews
    9. Ngroups
    10. NGD
     
  3. Costello

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    I used to share an astraweb subscription. Always got what I wanted with it, and the price was good. It had SSL too.
    But that was years ago...
     
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    astraweb. That's what my friend who got me thinking about this in the first place has. Couldn't remember the name of it. I don't yet have the money I need for it (though if a sale pops up I'll jump on it) but I really want to get some ideas going.

    I saw on a website that reviewed a few that these providers each have a different number of connections. What does this do for you? Allow more simultaneous downloads?
     
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    I used usenetserver.com for two-three years, but the more they increased the retention, the less they had files... it's contradictory.

    I'm pretty sure it's caused by DMCA take-down notice (as they are American based servers), as for example TVshow were online only for few hours (not even a day), while they advertise that they have 1000+ retention days.

    They had a good service as long as it lasted (not expansive, unlimited and SSL).
    They even allowed the user to select different peering route when available


    I'm now on giganews 50GB/month SSL for the same price.
    It's enough for me, but they have unlimited plan if needed.
    I don't have any retention problem now :)


    PS:
    I've made a guide to explain what Newsgroup are, how it's working, what nbr of connexion are used for, etc., but nothing about provider's service and prices differences.
    And I still haven't complete it, I need to explain how to use a newsgroup reader.
    Sorry, I often don't complete my guides quickly :(
     
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    Member mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

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    I've been using astraweb for years. No complaints here. Meets all of your criteria.
     
  7. Wabsta

    Member Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    If you don't mind doing a google translate on it, since the website is dutch..
    http://www.sunnyusenet.com/
    Ive got a 20mbit connection there for only 3,80euro's a month. Which is probably like 5 dollars...

    SSL, 10 threads, 900days retention, always going fast for me.
     
  8. jefffisher

    Member jefffisher GBAtemp Maniac

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    i am using https://gibinews.eu/en it's dirt cheap like $4.50 a month has retention and completion as good as the major providers, has a 3 day free trial all you need is an email address, 14 day free trial if you use a promotion code. maxes my connection at 25mbit.
    i recommend trying it see if it's good for you since its like half price of most of the others.
     
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    I use newshosting. They have their own client now that's free for subscribers. It's great.
     
  10. Wombo Combo

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    Astraweb good and cheap.
     
  11. Sicklyboy
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    Just read your guide, Cyan. That was very well written and informative. I definitely have a bit better of an understanding now of how this stuff works. I just need to wait for a little more money before I go ahead and get a subscription XD
     
  12. jefffisher

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    until you get enough money, you could use some free trials if you can find any that dont require credit cards for the trials, or the permanately free ones http://xsusenet.com/ and http://just4today.net/
     
  13. triassic911

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    I've never had a problem with Giganews. Been a subscriber for years. I use the Grabit client in tandem with their service. Also I heard Astraweb is really good. Check those out.
     

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