Best free newgroup reader out there...?

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  1. Vader

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    Hi all,

    I am looking for my best option for reading newsgroups, that does well with binary. I am currently using the one included with the Netscape mail client, but it interprets binary as text gibberish. I understand that Microsoft Outlook does not do much better, so I am looking at other third party readers. What does everybody recommend? Thanx!

    Peace... Derek
     
  2. Bryan_O

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    I like XNews, found it on download.com
     
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    Best reader: Free Agent.

    Best massive binary retrieval: Grabit
     
  5. Scott Barnhart

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    I will put in another vote for XNews. While Free Agent gets the most votes usually for best newsreader, I personally find its UI a little too "busy". So if you prefer the simpler look, XNews might be your best bet.
     
  6. Vader

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    Thanx all!
     
  7. Kevin Farley

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    Another option (and it comes free with the best email program I've ever used):
    Mozilla Thunderbird!!! The newsgroup reader is excellent. I've used Agent, which is also very fine. Give it a try!

    Also, try Mozilla Firebird for a web browser. It rocks as well (tabbed browsing, fast, clean, no popups, not as susceptible to hijacking.)
     
  8. Darren Lewis

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    I'll second Mozilla Thunderbird.
     
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    I sent a co-worker to this thread and he installed XNews. Thing is, he downloaded a multi-part file and once he had all the parts....it disappeared!!! He can't find the files and/or (if XNews auto restores) the original files the rars were a part of. Any sugestions??

    Thanks in advance
     

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