OT: Anyone know of a Free news service that supports Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by C J Southern, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. C J Southern

    C J Southern Guest

    My "dear" ISP has decided that since only a few hundred people use the
    newsgroups via them that they're going to stop their "complimentary" NNTP
    service.

    I don't like things like the google news service where it's done through a
    browser - preferring instead to just use the news reader built into Outlook
    Express. Just wondering if any of you good folks know of a good / free
    newsfeed that'll work with OL Express?

    Many thanks,
     
    C J Southern, Apr 29, 2006
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  2. Not free, but individual.net charges only 10 euros per year.
     
    Måns Rullgård, Apr 29, 2006
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    Andy Guest

    Try "news.mweb.co.za" on port 119
     
    Andy, Apr 29, 2006
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    frederick Guest

    Sounds like a very good reason to dump them, as I did years ago.
    They have extracted an average of about $3,000 in *profit* (mainly sent
    overseas) from every citizen of this country since they were sold off by
    a government too naive to understand what happens when you sell Park
    Lane *and* Mayfair to the same player.
    Unfortunately, unless you become an Exclusive Brethren, you aren't going
    to be able to avoid them entirely, but giving them as little of your
    money as possible seems like a good idea. NZ.Comp may be a good place
    to search for suggestions for alternate ISPs who don't use their news
    server. Slingshot/Ihug may be a place to start.
     
    frederick, Apr 29, 2006
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    Siggy Guest

    In
    nntp.aioe.org
     
    Siggy, Apr 29, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    free.yottanews.com
     
    Pete D, Apr 29, 2006
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    Joan Guest

    Joan, Apr 29, 2006
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    C J Southern Guest

    Thanks everyone - I went with the nntp.aioe.org - looks like it'll fit the
    bill perfectly :)
     
    C J Southern, Apr 29, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    On your experience, I decided to do the same ... testing 1 2 3 4 orange
    lemon line ....
     
    Rudy Benner, Apr 29, 2006
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  10. Today C J Southern commented courteously on the subject at
    hand
    have you thought of another alternative? dump outhouse depressed
    and get a real news reader. plenty are free, support yenc and
    multi-part binaries, and decode 3-5 times faster. other than
    being slower and crappier, what else do you like about outhouse
    depressed?
     
    All Things Mopar, Apr 29, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes, its a bit slow, well its a lot slow but I wasn't going to give everyone
    my fave!
     
    Pete D, Apr 29, 2006
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  12. The OP's main issue is that his ISP has stopped running an NNTP
    server. If you know of a news reader that will work without a server
    at all I'd like to find out.
     
    Måns Rullgård, Apr 29, 2006
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    Joan Guest

    Joan, Apr 29, 2006
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  14. Today Måns Rullgård commented courteously on the subject at
    hand
    I can read, but I was responding to the OPs strident insistance
    on OE. As to free NSPs, ya gets what ya pays for. Go back and
    read the OP "... any of you good folks know of a good /free
    newsfeed that'll work with OL /Express/".
     
    All Things Mopar, Apr 29, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    I am using
    nntp.aioe.org
    seems to work just fine.

    It is not so much an issue of which software, NNTP can run on many programs,
    that part is subjective.
    There are lots of servers which are free but that do not allow posting for
    free.

    R.
     
    Rudy Benner, Apr 29, 2006
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    C J Southern Guest

    It works fine for me.
     
    C J Southern, Apr 29, 2006
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    C J Southern Guest

    Working a treat for me too - business as usual.
     
    C J Southern, Apr 29, 2006
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  18. C J Southern

    C J Southern Guest

    They can certainly be a royal pain in the rear at times - but by-and-large
    we get by with them. Biggest frustration is the 493 layers of people between
    the help desk and those actually fixing the problem.
     
    C J Southern, Apr 29, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Free? No. Cheap? <http://news.individual.net>

    There's nothing magic about Outlook Express--it's just a newsreader, should
    work with any NNTP service--supernews, newsguy, etc.
     
    J. Clarke, Apr 29, 2006
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    Siggy Guest

    In
    It's pefectly fine for all legal activities.
     
    Siggy, Apr 29, 2006
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