Your first steps into the world of Usenet
Getting started with usenet is not complicated. Just follow our checklist, to see what exactly you need.
First of all you need a computer and an internet connection, but as you are reading this page right now, i asume you have bove, so let's move on.
The second thing you need is access to a usenet server.
Sometimes your ISP offers you access to their usenet server, but in most cases the retention on these servers is not very long, or the server does not carry all groups due to the hight amount of traffic.
The best solution here is for you to get an account at a premium usenet provider. There are plenty to choose from, so just browse our reviews, and pick the one, that suits your needs best.
The next step would be to get a newsreader programm.
If you signed up for a Giganews Diamond account then you can use the Mimo newsreader, which is included in the package.
If you signed up with Easynews, you can use their webinterface and don't need a newsreader.
For everybody else its time to choose a newsreader.
Here are some of the most popular around:
- Newsleecher - commercial 19,99$ per year or 29,99$ per year with Supersearch service
- GrabIt! - freeware
- Alt.Binz - donationware
- UsenetExplorer - commercial 35$
- Newsrover - commercial 29,95$
- Newsbin Pro - commercial 15$
Ok that's it! You are now good to go! Install the newsreader, enter the login details your provider sent you are ready!