: How do newsgroups work...

Feb 13th, 2004, 12:14 PM
...and what allows or disallows access to them?

Feb 13th, 2004, 12:22 PM
If your provider has a news server...Then you can access them.
You'll need a news watcher program and a news server address.
Difficulty and understanding of getting access depends on the
program that you decide to use.

The fastest interface is to use Outlook in OS9x
I use MT-NewsWatcher 3.2 in OSX

Newest release of NewsWatcher X:

MT-NewsWatcher X 3.3b1 (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13571)

In earlier OS's you needed to have uuUndo and YA-Base64 as helper applications.

Dave :cool:

[ February 13, 2004, 04:39 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]

Feb 13th, 2004, 01:05 PM
I've used Thot (http://www.thothsw.com/thoth/) for a few years now and although its $25/US, it is a very good news reader.
Entourage does it OK also.

Feb 13th, 2004, 02:33 PM
Unison (http://www.panic.com/unison/) from Panic (the makers of Transmit) is quite a good reader.

Feb 16th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Just gave Unison a try and it is indeed a very nice news reader... Probably wil switch to it once the free trial period ends. :D