My ISP is discontinuing usenet next week. :( I know a lot of you block
google groups. I will probably read from there for a while. Our ISP
was "kind" enough to tell us we could get half off on giganews for a month.
So $15 for the first month $30 thereafter. Well, it torques me to have to
pay, especially that much, for something that has always been part of my
internet cost. grrrrrrr
I will investigate other things. It gets a little tricky sometimes because
we don't use windows. I will put DH on the hunt too.
If you don't "see" me for a while, that's what is going on. PITA....
Newsguy.com. platform independent, $60/yr, iirc. (more if you want
more than just reading newsgroups.)
We've been using it forever (since before it was Newsguy).
Jenn Ridley : email@example.com
Ours did the same thing last year, and there was way to continue it, even at
a cost. It was gone on the date specified.
DS signed me up for gmail on all my sewing groups and so far, so good.
I use it on both the H-P Windows laptop and on the Apple desktop.
freenews . netfront . net
Is free ; has some binary groups ;
but adds a little tagline to your posts.
I've used it since last year when my ISP dropped usenet.
If you are not interested in binary groups - there are probably a few
other free servers that are better.
--- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: firstname.lastname@example.org ---
I'm replying to my own note because I didn't ask him what server he used to
get the gmail up and running. I should not have posted in haste, I really
did not have all the correct information. Sorry!