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United States (East)

United States (West)

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Secure Usenet

United States
(Ports: 443, 563, and 8080)

(Ports: 563 and 80)

News Rover Usenet Software

Windows Software

Usenet Software
You will need Usenet software to access the Usenet Servers. If you already have software you prefer, it will work just fine with your account with us. If you do not already have software, two of the better Usenet readers are listed below.

This has been one of the most popular options for Usenet software for many years now.  It is retail software, but is powerful enough to justify its price tag.  A 15 day free trial is available by downloading Newsbin here.

Though not as user friendly Grabit is very popular as well due to its power and being priced reasonably.  It also has the advantage of not having a time limit on the trial version, so you can get a true test of the software before deciding.  To try it yourself, just download Grabit here.

Mac Usenet

Mac OS X Software

There are currently no good free Usenet software options for Mac OS X. If you are aware of one or are developing one, we would love to hear from you. There are, however, two very good retail options.

One of the best Mac options for Usenet software for a very long time.  It is retail software, but is powerful enough to justify its price tag and is one of only two high quality options for Mac.  Download Unison here.

The second high quality option for Mac.  Which software is best is really a matter of preference as Hogwasher is a very powerful program as well and the main difference comes down to the user interface rather than capability.  A 60 day free trial is available, just download Hogwasher here.