Usenet - How to use?

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#1

I am new to Usenet.

I have it up and running through outlook express.

I’d like to download a file or two that are listed in the messages. It actually looks like the message is the file.

I don’t see any way to download the file. and when the message opens, all I get is jibberish like this:

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is there a way for me to download the file through outlook express, or so I need something else?

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#2

if I remember right just download what you want then you have to put them in order and right click on all the files and combine …and that will get ya up and going

maybe the options is combine and decode …i know you have to right click on files …


#3

Back in the old days, I tried this once.
I found that Outlook Express was far from a good program to be used for this. NewsBin (pro) was recommended to me at the time.


#4

yep that is what i use to use …it was good program …there was another but heck I cant remember

dang i am getting old


#5

Download winrar , then quickpar , then grabit and enjoy the pleasures of usenet.


#6

XNews?


#7

Here are some basics of usenet. I am not going to tell you all about Usenet, mainly because I would be typing for hours.
(NG = newsgroup)
Agent, Newsbin Pro, Xnews are decent newreaders.
I would recommend Agent to a person new to usenet, however nbpro is pretty straight forward and you can keep multiple newgroup servers in the list.
Most ISPs have usenet access as part of the accounts sold to customer with there internet access. Sometimes the ng’s are not are there because they are filtered out or are just broken files everywhere. A premium ng service usually doesnt have this.

Make sure you have plenty of hard drive space when you start this journey.

Here is a link to the abme faq.(Yes this is to the erot groups, but the knowledge is abundant and applies to the rest of them as well.
Just one more short - Par and Par2 are parity files./

Here is the link
http://abmefaq.net/


#8

you need these free (shareware) applications : xnews, winrar, quickpar and codecs (use them too in that order)

of course, you’ll also need access to a news server, which is likely provided by your ISP. oh yeah also broadband internet access; dialup is too slow to be of real use (unless you have a lot of time on your hands).

You learn more about binary newsgroups and downloading binaries from the usenet at:

www.canadianalien.com

which is a tutorial on using the binary newsgroups

cheers


#9

You really did your best to dig up old threads to promote, what I assume is, your own site…

Though commendable you want to help users, but this is very close to, if not already, considered spam…and we don’t like that here.