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    Hello All,

    Im after a good newgroups reader please. Web based would be preferable, if not GUI one is just fine. I've came across PAN but just wondering if there are any other good ones?

    thanks

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    Default Re: NewsGroup Reader

    On 2010-10-27 11:36, zokstar wrote:
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    > Hello All,
    >
    > Im after a good newgroups reader please. Web based would be
    > preferable, if not GUI one is just fine. I've came across PAN but just
    > wondering if there are any other good ones?


    I'm using Thunderbird (plus leafnode), I find its feature set most complete (there are still things
    I miss). I have also used claws and pan. I have tried also plain text clients, I think it was tin,
    but... I find their interfaces awkward (although I'm very comfortable using Pine for email).

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    Default Re: NewsGroup Reader

    It depends on what you want to use it for.


    knode is OK to just read, reply etc to messages
    nzb is fine for downloading


    Both can be found in the repos.
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    > Im after a good newgroups reader please.

    define "good" ;-)

    i use Thunderbird now, in the past i've used pan, knode and some
    others...(best every was NeologicNews but, it has sadly died off)

    i've used Thunderbird for four or five years because i also use it for
    email, usenet and a closed forum that has an nntp entry point...so, i
    get a common "user experience" for most of the text work i do...(of
    course, most nntp readers can also do mail, so . . .)

    there is a list, following this Question in our FAQ "I'm interested in
    trying the NNTP interface, which News Reader should I use?", here:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp

    and another, much more comprehensive list here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Usenet_newsreaders

    along with a link to a comparisons
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...et_newsreaders

    and, i bet most of the online Linux rags have their own comparisons...

    so, if you can define your "good" it should be easy to pick out the
    one you want....but, suggest you give Thunderbird a try...especially
    if you already use it for mail..

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    On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:14:22 +0530, DenverD
    <DenverD@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > so, if you can define your "good" it should be easy to pick out the
    > one you want....but, suggest you give Thunderbird a try...especially
    > if you already use it for mail..


    i did the opposite: i'm using kmail for my mail, but didn't want that to
    get mixed up with forum and list posts, so i migrated those to opera.
    (probably isn't the best NNTP client--tends to reply to sender--but i like
    it's filtering by tags feature, similar to gmail.)

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    phanisvara wrote:

    > i'm using kmail for my mail, but didn't want that to
    > get mixed up with forum and list posts


    there is no mix of mail, forum and mail list..

    each have their own account, inside separate parts of Thunderbird..

    that is, it is impossible to have one consolidated list of intermixed
    email, openSUSE forum posts, and usenet threads..

    well, it is possible, but you have to set it up to do that (but who
    would?)..

    > so i migrated those to opera.
    > (probably isn't the best NNTP client--tends to reply to sender--but i
    > like it's filtering by tags feature, similar to gmail.)


    i didn't even know opera did nntp..
    does it also do mail?

    oh, are you talking about web-mail? and usenet or mail lists via the
    web? that is not nntp.

    and, if the original question was "What is the best way to read/reply
    to newsgroups via a web interface?" i need to retract my answer--which
    has nothing whatsoever to do with that question.

    sorry....just took another peek at the OP and see he said web-based is
    preferable...

    newsnet in a browser--newfangled gadgets sometimes tire me out.

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    On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:44:26 +0530, DenverD
    <DenverD@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > phanisvara wrote:
    >
    >> i'm using kmail for my mail, but didn't want that to
    >> get mixed up with forum and list posts

    >
    > there is no mix of mail, forum and mail list..
    >
    > each have their own account, inside separate parts of Thunderbird..


    of course; what i meant was that i see x new messages in the systray, but
    without opening (the client) i won't know if it's list or forum, or
    private mail.

    > that is, it is impossible to have one consolidated list of intermixed
    > email, openSUSE forum posts, and usenet threads..
    >
    > well, it is possible, but you have to set it up to do that (but who
    > would?)..


    no, i keep forums & list subscriptions in their own places. the global
    inbox is, by default, such a consolidated list of all new messages. i
    think the default excludes usenet messages, but that's easily changed.
    it's easy to set up filters to show all openSUSE stuff, KDE, or from
    particular author(s).

    >> so i migrated those to opera.
    >> (probably isn't the best NNTP client--tends to reply to sender--but i
    >> like it's filtering by tags feature, similar to gmail.)

    >
    > i didn't even know opera did nntp..
    > does it also do mail?


    yes, it does both.

    > oh, are you talking about web-mail? and usenet or mail lists via the
    > web? that is not nntp.


    not webmail. IMAP & NNTP.

    > and, if the original question was "What is the best way to read/reply
    > to newsgroups via a web interface?" i need to retract my answer--which
    > has nothing whatsoever to do with that question.
    >
    > sorry....just took another peek at the OP and see he said web-based is
    > preferable...


    Im after a good newgroups reader please. Web based would be
    preferable, if not GUI one is just fine. I've came across PAN but just
    wondering if there are any other good ones?
    that's the original question; (s)he asks after both, but would prefer web.
    what's a web-based NNTP client? going to ask google...

    > newsnet in a browser--newfangled gadgets sometimes tire me out.


    more so when you're living in rural west bengal (india) and can't really
    depend on your internet connection. better to have everything stored
    locally.

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    more so when you're living in rural west bengal (india) and can't really
    depend on your internet connection. better to have everything stored
    locally.
    I hope to pass nearby in about a week, from Bagdogra Airport to the Bhutanese frontier. While traveling I will contemplate how nice it is that openSUSE friends are eveywhere
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: NewsGroup Reader

    On 2010-10-27, phanisvara <listmail@phanisvara.com> wrote:
    >> newsnet in a browser--newfangled gadgets sometimes tire me out.

    >
    > more so when you're living in rural west bengal (india) and can't really
    > depend on your internet connection. better to have everything stored
    > locally.


    Have you tried fetchnews as you local news proxy?
    It'll download the news for you from one or more sources, offering them to
    any newsreader you prefer.

    Should be a nice solution, if the connection is reliable or fast. Fetchnews
    works at it's own pace, and you read/write at max speeds.



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    Thanks for the reply guys.. I' found NNTPGRAB which looks good. Just need to sit down and play around with it more.

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