How to post MP3s to newsgroups

  Artom 20:40 03 Aug 2006
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How do I post mp3 file to newsgroups?
I have winXP home, Agent3.3. but I am new to this and I need to know how to manage posting them.
Please keep any advice simple...thanks.
Also, how to post these files using yenc please.
Thankyou,
Allen

  Terry Brown 21:30 03 Aug 2006

As far as I am aware, newsgroups are text only, with the exception of binary, which is a completely different subject.

When you contacted the person, you should have found their EMail added to your address book.
Use a normal EMail to send it as attachment (with the Email owners permission)
Terry

  Jak_1 21:56 03 Aug 2006

Hm, this is not the place to be discussing illegal fileshareing! Don't forget also that these newsgroups will be monitred by the media companies also!

  dangerusone 22:09 03 Aug 2006

Why do you automatically assume that Artom is wanting to send illegal mp3 files to newsgroups,perhaps he is a budding composer/musician. People on this forum see the letters mp3 and think the worst.
No offence intended.

  squillary 05:21 04 Aug 2006

The file needs to be converted to UUE or MIM format (UUEncoding or Mime encoding). This effectively turns it into a 7-bit text file with headers which can just be included in the message that can be read and exported back out.

Take a look in any binary newsgroup and you'll see how it looks.

Winzip can read UUencoded and Mime files and can create UUEncoded files.

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