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Windows 7: Usenet/Newsgroup Access ?


28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Usenet/Newsgroup Access ?

Hello,

Presently, I use Comcast for my Internet.
And Motzarella for my Newgroup/Usenet Access.
This is done via Thunderbird.

Guess I've never thought about this much, and am frankly not all that sharp with this PC stuff, and am now very confused over the Newsgroup/Usenet portion.

My son is even less "technical" than I am, but would like to help him out with this.

My son has Verizon for Internet.
He uses gMail for emails
Apparently, Verizon has eliminated Newsgroups.

What are his options now for (free) Usenet access ?

Can he use Motzarella with his present Verizon Internet Access ? How ?
Can Thunderbird access Motzarella directly (through Verizon) ?
Or,...?

If anyone can explain his/our best bets for getting him Usenet access, would be most appreciative. (and configuring basics for).

Thanks,
Bob

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28 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

Presently, I use Comcast for my Internet.
And Motzarella for my Newgroup/Usenet Access.
This is done via Thunderbird.

Guess I've never thought about this much, and am frankly not all that sharp with this PC stuff, and am now very confused over the Newsgroup/Usenet portion.

My son is even less "technical" than I am, but would like to help him out with this.

My son has Verizon for Internet.
He uses gMail for emails
Apparently, Verizon has eliminated Newsgroups.

What are his options now for (free) Usenet access ?

Can he use Motzarella with his present Verizon Internet Access ? How ?
Can Thunderbird access Motzarella directly (through Verizon) ?
Or,...?

If anyone can explain his/our best bets for getting him Usenet access, would be most appreciative. (and configuring basics for).

Thanks,
Bob

Hi Bob and welcome

There are many free news servers. The free servers are usually cobbled in some way. either by a capped doqnload speed, or only partials group coverage. You son can use motzaella, using verizon to get to one of the free servers

there is a list of free servers that are up and running here. Free Usenet News Servers Database Index and Search

hope this helps let us know if you need help


Ken J+
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