Sven Guckes webpage-newsreaders@guckes.net 2003-2004

Latest change: Sun Jan 18 18:18:18 CET 2004

Newsreaders - User Agents for NNTP aka Usenet

18 entries listed - 20 entries to add


Newsreaders HomePages

Overview:
  Dialog          www.40tude.com/dialog/
  ForteAgent      www.forteinc.com
  Gnus            www.gnus.org
  KNode           knode.sourceforge.net
  MacSOUP         home.snafu.de/stk/macsoup/
  MesNews         www.zoo-logique.org/mesnews/index-gb.php http://mesnews.no-ip.com
  MP-Gravity      mpgravity.sf.net"
  NewsFlex        www.home.zonnet.nl/panteltje/newsflex/
  NewsManPro      www.newsmanpro.com
  NewsPro         www.usenetopia.com
  NewsSieve       www.newssieve.com
  Noworyta        nnr.freeservers.com
  OutlookExpress  www.microsoft.com/windows/oe/
  Pan             pan.rebelbase.com
  Pine            www.washington.edu/pine/
  Slrn            www.slrn.org
  SuperGravity    lightning.prohosting.com/~tbates/gravity/super.html
  Sylpheed        sylpheed.good-day.net
  SylpheedClaws   sylpheed-claws.sf.net
  Tin             www.tin.org
  VirtualAccess   www.atlantic-coast.com
  XNews           xnews.newsguy.com

DEAD?
  KNews          www.matematik.su.se/~kjj/
  Trn            trn.sourceforge.net
  WebReader      www.fractals.com/webreader/
  yayam          sourceforge.net/projects/yayam/

CHECK Name + Version + ReleaseDate HomePage Comments+Identification
031210 Dialog 2.0.8.1 [2003-10-31] www.40tude.com/dialog/ Windows+Unicode
031210 ForteAgent 1.93 [2002-12-24]
ForteAgent 2.00 [2003-11-13]
www.forteinc.com
031210 Gnus 5.8/5.9 [YYYY-MM-DD] www.gnus.org
031210 KNode 0.7.1 [2002-04-07] knode.sourceforge.net
031210 MacSOUP 2.5 [2003-08-16] home.snafu.de/stk/macsoup/ Shareware. US$20 or 20Euros
040117 MesNews 1.00.05.00 [2003-12-28] www.zoo-logique.org/mesnews/
 X-Newsreader: MesNews/1.00.05.00 (windows) 
Win32. built with Delphi7. [EN,FR,NL]
040113 MicroPlanet Gravity 2.7 [to appear] mpgravity.sf.net Win32. Open Source since 2003-11-30 with BSD license. [http://www.microplanet.com/ looks quite dead.]
031210 NewsFlex 1.5.6 [2003-09-14] www.home.zonnet.nl/panteltje/newsflex/
031210 NewsManPro 1.3.0.2 [2003-12-16] www.newsmanpro.com
 X-Newsreader: NewsMan Pro 1.3 
aka NMP. Windows XP/2000. online/offline. multi-server. commercial (US$20). free version is "NewsMan" (one server and one download thread only).
031210 NewsPro 3.71 [2003-08-11] www.usenetopia.com Windows. Shareware, 30day trial.
031210 NewsSieve v?? [2003-01-15] www.newssieve.com Windows and "other systems". requires Java.
031210 Noworyta 2.9 [2002-10-12] nnr.freeservers.com GNKSA.
031210 OutlookExpress 6.00 www.microsoft.com/windows/oe/ evaluation well known bugs (document in german )
031210
Pan 0.14.2.90 [2003-11-28]
Pan 0.14.2    [2003-08-31]
pan.rebelbase.com GPL. GNOME. GNKSA approved! good website.
031210 Pine 4.58 [2003-09-10] www.washington.edu/pine/ Mailer+Newsreader. Unix + Windows (PC-Pine). special license
031210 slrn 0.9.8.0 [2003-08-27] www.slrn.org GPL. TUI. Unix+Windows. Key Binding. Scriptable. Fast! stable development. good website.
031210 SuperGravity 2.6.2057 [2003-09-08] tinyurl.com/yiis * Windows.
031210 Sylpheed 0.9.7 [2003-10-15] sylpheed.good-day.net
031210 Sylpheed Claws 0.9.7 [2003-11-27] claws.sylpheed.org
sylpheed-claws.sf.net
GPL. GTK+.
031210
Tin 1.7.2 [2003-11-04]
Tin 1.6.2 [2003-09-10]
www.tin.org GNKSA.
031210
XNews 5.4.25 [2002-04-25]
XNews 6.8.25 [2003-08-25]
xnews.newsguy.com Windows. GNKSA.

DEAD Newsreaders?

CHECK Newsreader Name + Version HomePage Identification
031210 KNews 1.0b1 [1998-12-29] www.matematik.su.se/~kjj/ Identification
not updated since 1998, it seems. looks dead.
031210 Trn 4.0.76 [2001-04-01] trn.sourceforge.net
https://sourceforge.net/projects/trn
development seems dead now.
031210 WebReader 3.0 [1999-12-07] www.fractals.com/webreader/ Windows/Solaris/"other". JDK. yet another dead development?
031210 yayam http://sourceforge.net/projects/yayam/ "invalid project!"

TODO

These will be added next:
Agent/NewsPlex  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newsplex/
Gnews           http://www.tu-harburg.de/~sejb3103/gnews/index.shtml
Grin            http://freeshell.org/~dlbeer/
GRN             http://grn.sourceforge.net/  Gnome ReadNews
KRN             http://krn.sourceforge.net/  KDE   ReadNews
Mahogany        http://mahogany.sourceforge.net/
Newsleader      http://home.wanadoo.nl/bram_s/newsleader
NN              http://www.nndev.org/
NomadNews       http://tinyurl.com/z17c -> http://www.geocities.com/abandoned_software/nomadnews/
PINE            http://www.washington.edu/pine/
PostOffice      http://www.tarball.net/postoffice/
Pyne            http://www.moretom.net/pyne/
rn              http://www.academ.com/academ/rn.html
SkateNews       http://members.xoom.com/apostle1.1/SkateNews.html
Sophax          http://www.codeforge.co.uk/ (englisch)
tass            http://www.skrenta.com/tass/
trulsnews       http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/trulsnews.html
xrn             http://www.mit.edu/people/jik/software/xrn.html
xvnews          http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~mjackson/xvnews.html

skim            ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/news/readers/  no homepage?
Vectrex rn 2.1  ???
XanaNews        http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/delphi.htm
                User-Agent: XanaNews/1.15.8.4
WINDOWS:
Forte Free Agent                http://www.forteinc.com/agent/freagent.htm
NetRopa InternetReceiver        http://www.netropa.com/
News Xpress 32                  ftp://ftp.neosoft.com/pub/users/c/conrads/nx20b2.zip
Smart Newsreader                http://www.intel.com/iaweb/aplets/newsread.htm
VirtualAccess                   http://www.atlantic-coast.com/
Virtual Access                  http://www.ashmount.com/vanetdl.htm
Virtual Access Pro              http://www.ashmount.com/
WinVN 32bit                     http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/software/winvn/winvn.html
UTIL
NewsGrabber         http://www.trontech.com.au/grabber/
newsreader stats    http://www.newsreaders.com/link/clientstats.php
Big&Broken:
Mozilla         ...
Netscape        http://home.netscape.com/
Posting with FQDN is good.
-> where to get one?
http://www.my-fqdn.de
Binary News Reaper (BNR)
MailList: bnr1-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Web:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bnr1/


newsrover   http://www.NewsRover.com    win32   commercial (US$30), 30day evaluation
            http://www.newsrover.com/whatsnew.htm

win32 = Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP

newsgrabber
zeonews

http://www.geminisoft.com/geminisoft.eng/ Pimmy 3.4.3
http://www.newsreaders.com/unix/clients.html !
http://www.giganews-binary-newsreader.com/

http://www.mailgate.org/
http://newsone.net/
http://newspost.unixcab.org/
http://www.mousetrap.net/~mouse/otr/xnewsbin.html
http://www.my-newsgroups.com/
netnews.insightbb.com

POPULAR NEWSREADERS  general: NewsReader,WebReader.
Mac OS: HogWasher,MT-NewsWatcher,MacSOUP,NewsWatcher,Thoth,YA-NewsWatcher.
MS-DOS: AllNews,Gnus,Microplanet,NewsHound,Noworyta(nnr),Turnpike,Xnews.
RISCOS: Pluto,MessengerPro. Unix: KNode(KDE),PAN,trn,xrn.  Windows:
ForteAgent,Gravity,NewsSieve,NewsPro,OutlookExpress,PostMe,SuperGravity.
Cross platform:  Gnus,Mozilla,Netscape,Pine,Slrn,Tin.

USENET  Dictionary (German): http://usenet-abc.de/

Newsreaders by Categories

where's that FAQ about free newsservers again?

Newsreading - Beginner's Questions

Even more stuff for beginners..

if your provider's domain is "domain.tld"
then try whether "news.domain.tld" exists:
  $ host news.domain.tld

is it online?
  $ ping news.domain.tld

is the news port open?
  $ telnet news.domain.tld 119
  $ telnet news.domain.tld news

do you have to identify with a user+password?
...

is there a posting restriction?

(got more questions?)
(is there such a FAQ already?)

Newsreading Utilities

yes, that should be "utilities for reading news", but...


Links to DOCs FAQs HOWTOs Overviews

News Readers
http://www.winshareware.com/netapps/browsers/news.htm
"Last modified: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 08:00:00 GMT"

[German] NEWSREADER FAQ
http://www.cgarbers.de/newsreaderFAQ.txt
by Christoph Garbers

Web-based Newsreading Services
www.newsreaders.com/web/


What is Usenet? etc

[DE, German] Newsgroup/Usenet
http://www.michael-prokop.at/internet/newsgroup.html
topics: technology, advantages, newsserver, netiquette, realname, quoting, subject, choice of newsgroup, FAQs, formatting, signature, email address, message-id, attachments, character set, html, attribution, problem descriptions, newsreaders, acronyms, x-face, usenet laws + more links.

http://whatexit.org/tal/mywritings/news-software-authors.html
"Don't Write a Newsreader" (Version 1.13. Updated 1995-05-29)
Read This Before You Write a Newsreader, News Transport System, etc.
By Tom Limoncelli

http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ejs/gnksa/

Newsgroups

EN alt.free.newsservers             free newsservers around the world
EN news.software.readers            ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.software.readers/
                                    Peter J. Kappesser Peter_Kappesser(at)promail.com
DE de.comm.software.newsreader

special newsgroups:
DE de.comm.software.crosspoint
DE de.comm.software.forte-agent
DE de.comm.software.gnus
DE de.comm.software.mozilla.mailnews
DE de.comm.software.outlook-express
DE de.comm.software.40tude-dialog

Credits

Thanks to the following people for helping to keep this page up-to-date:


Sven Guckes newsreader-homepages@guckes.net http://www.guckes.net/newsreader/

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