Free newsgroups

  concretepigsy 14:30 26 May 2003
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does anyone know of any newsgroups i can access through outlook express??

thanks

  Confab 14:32 26 May 2003

Loads. About 33000 I think but it depends on your isp. Who is it and what OS are you using.

  concretepigsy 14:36 26 May 2003

win 98se blueyonder

but i want to know if i can add to my list of news group providers

  -pops- 14:37 26 May 2003

What sort of newsgroups are you looking for?

Newsnet groups tend strongly to cater for the weird and the perverted and a significant proportion of the 33,000 mentioned by Amber-Shortie are devoted to porn and some very strange activities that may not be legal.

You could try Yahoo groups click here which have a little bit more control over what goes on in them.

  -pops- 14:42 26 May 2003

You could also search Google for newsgroup readers which will tel you access to newsgroups not supported by your ISP - at a price.

Be careful with newsnet groups - ensure your anti-virus is fully up-to-date!

  Confab 16:28 26 May 2003

Do you mean your news server. If so then I'm sure that there aren't many free ones. How many newsgroups does Blueyonder let you access?

I've used both one-tel and madasafish news servers and I could access about 33,000 groups on each but as -pops- quite rightly says most of the alt binaries are porn.

Amber

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