Grabit Settings

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This tutorial explains how to setup and customize GrabIt for your needs. You don’t need to go through all these settings if you just want to use it for downloading, but it can help if you like to fine-tune things. First of all, we’ll go through the server settings. These are important as they allow you to activate SSL and …

Newsleecher – A Powerful Newsreader

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 . Quick Overview: Newsleecher is one of the leading news reader for Usenet that has been around for a few years. In the past, it was known as a rather expensive but powerful newsreader, with a lot of interesting features that no other newsreader supported. For example, they were the first to introduce the so-called super search, which allowed users to browse …

Easynews Review – Easiest Usenet Access?

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Short Overview: Whoa, what is that? Easynews is definitely not your usual Usenet provider, but more of a downloading interface for newsgroups even your grandma could use. Made specifically for movies and videos, it combines almost all important features of a newsreader and a search engine in one, easy-to-use website. The whole thing works like this: you log into the website, enter …

How To Avoid Fake Files On Usenet

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Ever since Usenet became popular, spammers have become a little more common than they used to be. More experienced users have since learned to avoid the fake files posted on the network, but like with torrents, beginners sometimes find themselves a bit overwhelmed. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to detect “crap” uploads, how they look, and …

How To Find Files

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Say you are just inquisitive or have subscribed to Usenet and have a newsreader set up, and want to know how to find and download files—this guide shows you the ropes. Disclaimer: We absolve ourselves of promoting or suggesting the use of Usenet for illegal downloads. If in doubt of the legality of a download, consult a lawyer. Want to …

Usenet Terms Explained

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In case you are wondering: Here are the most important terms explained. – “Retention“: Describes how long a file will be preserved on the server. Since the Usenet contains so many files, and everyday several Terabytes more are uploaded, data will only be available for a certain period of time, afterwards they will be replaced by more recent content. (Read …

So Your Download Is Incomplete?

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Alas, this is something every Usenet user goes through sometime in his career. You’ve found the file you were searching for, started downloading, and were already imagining watching the movie, listening to the piece of music or otherwise using it, and there it is, the whole, ugly truth: Your download is damaged beyond repair, no chance to do anything about …

How To Use Backup Servers

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Disclaimer: Our “don’t do anything evil” policy applies. Talking about DMCA takedowns and circumventing them doesn’t imply that we endorse downloading anything copyrighted without permission. Always obey the law in your jurisdiction.   With more and more newsreaders including multi-server support, the use of backup servers has become more and more widespread in the Usenet community. Sometimes it happens that …