[thechat] News Servers

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Sun Dec 7 04:29:52 CST 2003

Most (almost all?) ISPs in America have a news server that you can 
access with a username and password. However, as news isn't a protocol 
that the average Internet user uses, the info isn't easy to find ... in 
my several months with Qwest (damn them) I had to google up the address 
(and to my knowledge the information isn't provided by customer 
support) - but the service is there.  Have you tried a search like 
yourisp.new "news server"?

Maybe your ISP doesn't provide news services ... if you'd like, I could 
try to post a message to a group with members is Islamabad (that's 
where you are, right?) and ask what ISP or service they're using to 
access it.

On Friday, December 5, 2003, at 01:18  PM, Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:

> Hello Everybody,
> Does anybody here know any free access news servers? I have searched 
> many on
> internet. Most of them are dead. Some are read-only and others are 
> post-only. I
> am not disappointed yet as I am already subscribed to three very 
> decent news
> servers which are very helpful for me (tell me if you are interested).
> I am going to continue my search on different search engines but if 
> you know
> about *any* free access news servers please do tell me.
> Thank you,

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