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The purpose of this page is to provide information without any express or implied preference for any of the applications listed. 
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<h1>Introduction</h1>
  
Please [mailto:usenet1@os2voice.org contact us] to correct or expand this list.
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The purpose of this page is to provide information without any express or implied preference for any of the applications listed. This list contains traditional newsreaders for reading and posting to Usenet, but it doesn't contain any mass downloaders for binary newsgroups.
  
For more detailed information on newsreaders please refer to http://www.newsreaders.com.
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Please [mailto:board@big-8.org contact us] to correct or expand this list.
  
For general questions about newsreaders for any platform try posting the question to [news://news.software.readers news://news.software.readers.] If your question is about a specific newsreader please put the name of the newsreader in brackets "[ ]" at the beginning of the subject line.
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For general questions about newsreaders for any platform try posting the question to {{news|news.software.readers}}.  If your question is about a specific newsreader please put the name of the newsreader in brackets "[ ]" at the beginning of the subject line.
  
Outlook Express can be [http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/ie/community/columns/newsgroups101.mspx configured to read Usenet newsgroups] as can [http://csg.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/tips/news/tbird Thunderbird].
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If you are looking to get started with Thunderbird, see our [[Tutorials|tutorials]].
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==== 40tude Dialog ====
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<hr>
* '''Platforms:''' Windows<br />
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.40tude.com/dialog/index.htm
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.40tude.com/dialog/wiki/index.php
 
* Graphical Newsreader with Unicode character support. Shareware/Freeware.
 
  
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= Linux and Misc OSes =
  
==== A4Pocket Newsreader ====
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{|
* '''Platforms:''' Pocket PC
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| '''Name'''
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.a4pocket.com/newsreader/
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| '''Download'''
* '''Support:''' http://www.a4pocket.com/support.html  
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| '''Platform'''
* Graphical Newsreader for Pocket PC. Shareware.
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| '''Notes'''
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|-
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| [http://alpine.x10host.com/alpine/release/ Alpine]
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| [http://alpine.x10host.com/alpine/release/src/alpine-2.24.tar.xz Download]
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| Multiple
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| Link to source code
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|-
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| [http://zzo38computer.org/fossil/bystand.ui/index bystand]
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| [http://zzo38computer.org/fossil/bystand.ui/dir?ci=tip Download]
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| Linux
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| Link to source code
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|-
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| [https://www.claws-mail.org/ Claws Mail]
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| [https://www.claws-mail.org/downloads.php Download]
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| Multiple
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| Formerly Sylpheed Claws
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|-
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| [https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution Evolution]
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| [https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution#Get_the_Source_Code Download]
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| Multiple
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| Link to source code
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|-
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| [https://micha.freeshell.org/flnews/ Flnews]
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| [https://micha.freeshell.org/flnews/#binary Download]
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| Multiple
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|
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|-
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| [http://www.gnus.org/ Gnus]
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| [http://www.gnus.org/distribution.html Download]
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| Multiple
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| Built into Emacs
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|-
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| [http://lynx.browser.org/ Lynx]
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| [https://lynx.invisible-island.net/current/ Download]
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| Multiple
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| Minimal Newsreader
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|-
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| [http://www.nndev.org/ nn]
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| [ftp://ftp.nndev.org/pub/nn-6.7/nn-6.7.3.tar.Z Download]
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| Multiple
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| Link to source code
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|-
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| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/ OpenXP 5]
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| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/files/ Download]
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| Linux
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| Link to source code
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|-
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| [http://pan.rebelbase.com/ Pan]
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| [http://pan.rebelbase.com/download/ Download]
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| Multiple
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|-
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| [https://www.seamonkey-project.org/ Seamonkey Project]
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| [https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/#2.53.5.1 Download]
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| Multiple
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|-
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| [http://www.slrn.org/ slrn]
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| [http://www.slrn.org/download.html Download]
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| Multiple
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|-
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| [https://www.thunderbird.net/ Thunderbird]
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| [https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/all/ Download]
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| Multiple
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|-
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| [http://www.tin.org/ tin]
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| [ftp://ftp.tin.org/pub/news/clients/tin/stable/tin-current.tar.gz Download]
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| Multiple
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| Link to source code
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|-
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| [http://www.mit.edu/~jik/software/xrn.html XRN]
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| [https://github.com/jikamens/xrn/ Download]
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| Multiple
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| Link to source code
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|}
  
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= Mac =
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{|
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| '''Name'''
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| '''Download'''
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| '''Platform'''
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| '''Notes'''
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|-
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| [https://www.asar.com/hogwasher.html HogWasher]
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| [http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/downloading.html Download]
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| Mac
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|-
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| [http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/ MT-NewsWatcher]
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| [https://www.asar.com/download/Hogwasher.dmg Download]
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| Mac
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|-
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| [https://www.usenapp.com/ Usenapp]
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| [https://www.usenapp.com/ Download]
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| Mac
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| Shareware
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|}
  
==== BeInformed ====
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= Windows =
* '''Platforms:''' BeOS
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{|
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.bebits.com/app/1410
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| '''Name'''
* '''Support:''' http://www.bebits.com/app/1410
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| '''Download'''
* Graphical Newsreader. Freeware.
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| '''Platform'''
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| '''Notes'''
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|-
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| [https://www.forteinc.com/agent Forte Agent]
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| [https://www.forteinc.com/agent/trial.php Download]
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| Windows
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| 30-day Trial
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|-
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| [http://www.mesnews.net/gb/ MesNews]
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| [http://www.mesnews.net/gb/chargement.php Download]
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| Windows
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|-
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| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/mpgravity/ MicroPlanet Gravity]
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| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/mpgravity/files/latest/download Download]
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| Windows
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|-
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| [http://www.mr2ice.com/ MR/2 ICE]
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| [http://www.mr2ice.com/mrw268.exe Download]
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| Windows and OS/2
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|-
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| [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/newsgroupsrt/9wzdncrdkcxv?activetab=pivot:overviewtab NewsgroupsRT]
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| Microsoft Store
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| Windows
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|-
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| [http://www.usenetexplorer.com/download.htm Usenet Explorer]
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| [http://www.usenetexplorer.com/download.htm Download]
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| Windows
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| Shareware
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|-
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| [https://www.bintube.com/player/download.aspx Bintube]
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| [https://www.bintube.com/player/mirror.aspx Download]
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| Windows
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|}
  
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= Mobile =
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{|
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| '''Name'''
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| '''Download'''
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| '''Platform'''
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| '''Notes'''
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|-
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| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chillaxing.easynews&hl=en&gl=US EZ Usenet]
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| App Store
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| Android
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| Requires Easynews services
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|-
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| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.holmez.twa&hl=en&gl=US Holmez]
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| App Store
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| Android
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|-
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| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.piaohong.newsgroup&hl=en&gl=US NewsGroup Reader]
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| App Store
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| Android
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|-
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| [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/newstap-usenet-newsreader/id292410356 Newstap]
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| App Store
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| iOS
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|-
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| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.cmg.android.phonews&hl=en&gl=US PhoNews]
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| App Store
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| Android
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|-
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| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ken.android.nntpreader&hl=en&gl=US Usenet Reader for Android]
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| App Store
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| Android
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| Demo
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|-
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| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ken.android.nntpreader.pro Usenet Reader for Android]
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| App Store
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| Android
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| Paid
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|}
  
==== Beonex ====
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= Historical (No longer developed or supported) =
* '''Platforms:''' FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Windows
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{|
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.beonex.com/
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| '''Name'''
* '''Support:''' http://www.beonex.com/communicator/support
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| '''Download'''
* Graphical Full-featured web-browser and email/news client. Opensource/Freeware.
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| '''Platform'''
 
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| '''Notes'''
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|-
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20120226220420/http://www.40tude.com/dialog/index.htm 40tude Dialog]
==== BNews ====
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| [https://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php/40add5217e78d6dcc1b98c8a44a38cd9/5fc2baa0/4dea/4/2 Download]
* '''Platforms:''' BeOS
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| Windows
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.paradiseplace.org.uk/BeOS/bnews.htm
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* '''Support:''' None found
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* Graphical News client for BeOS. GPL Opensource/Freeware.
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20070104014124/http://www.a4pocket.com/newsreader/ A4Pocket Newsreader]
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20061206003011/http://www.a4pocket.com/download/A4News_ARM.exe Download]
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| PocketPC
 
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==== Claws Mail ====
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|-
* '''Platforms:''' BSD, Linux, Solaris, Windows
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20111211081431/http://bebits.com/app/1410 BeInformed]
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.claws-mail.org/downloads.php?section=downloads
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| Download
* '''Support:''' http://www.claws-mail.org/  
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| BeOS
* email client (and news reader), based on GTK+
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|-
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20091208025250/http://www.paradiseplace.org.uk/BeOS/bnews.htm BeNews]
 
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| Download
==== Forte Agent/Free Agent ====
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| BeOS
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
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* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.forteinc.com
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|-
* '''Support:''' http://www.forteinc.com/agent/support.php or [news:alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent news:alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent]
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20101208183139/http://www.beonex.com/ Beonex]
* Graphical news and mail reader. Shareware/Freeware.
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| Download
 
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| Multiple
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| Precursor to Mozilla/Seamonkey
 
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|-
==== Freenews ====
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20100831181309/http://freeusenetreader.com/index.htm FreeNews]
* '''Platforms:''' All with JavaScript supported web browser
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| Download
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://freeusenetreader.com
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| Web/Javascript
* '''Support:''' Contact author on web site http://freeusenetnews.com
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* A free web based news reader for viewing news groups within a web browser. Requires Javascript.
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|-
 
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| [https://userbase.kde.org/KNode Knode]
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| [http://download.kde.org/Attic/applications/15.04.3/src/kdepim-4.14.10.tar.xz Download]
 
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| Linux
==== Gnus ====
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| Can be still installed on multiple Linux distributions but it in no longer being developed.
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, Windows
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|-
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.gnus.org/  
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| [http://www.haller-berlin.de/macsoup/ MacSOUP]
* '''Support:''' [news:gnu.emacs.gnus news:gnu.emacs.gnus]  
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| Download
* News and mail reader under GNU Emacs. Opensource/Freeware.  
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| Mac
 
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|-
 
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| Maple
==== Gravity ====
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| Download
* '''Platforms:''' 32 bit Windows
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| Windows
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpgravity
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* '''Support:''' http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=906885
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|-
* MicroPlanet Gravity is a popular full-featured Usenet news client for Win32 platforms. Opensource/Freeware.
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| [http://newega.free.fr/index.html Newega]
 
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| [http://newega.free.fr/downloads.html Download]
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| Multiple
 
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| Contains Windows and Linux binaries. Is actually web-based.
==== HogWasher ====
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|-
* '''Platforms:''' MacOS X
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20091231011357/http://maxprog.com/site/software/internet-tools/maxnews_sheet_us.php MaxNews]
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.asar.com/download.html
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20091231021853/http://maxprog.com/products/MaxNews.dmg Download]
* '''Support:''' http://www.asar.com/support/index.html
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| Mac
* Graphical mail and news reader. Commercial.  
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|-
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20080201022312/http://www.parkersoftware.com/products/newshunter/index.html NewHunter 3]
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20080201022312/http://www.parkersoftware.com/prog_files/NewsHunter.zip Download]
==== KNode ====
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| Mac
* '''Platforms:''' Linux
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* '''Web site/Download:''' http://knode.sourceforge.net/  
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|-
* '''Support:''' http://bugs.kde.org/
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20200915225518/http://www.newsrover.com/ News Rover]
* Graphical news reader for the K Desktop Environment. Opensource/Freeware.
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| [https://news-rover.en.lo4d.com/download Download]
 
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| Windows
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|-
==== Lynx ====
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| [http://www.palmyanoff.com/ News Yanoff]
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, VMS, Windows3.x/9x/NT, 386DOS and OS/2 EMX
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| [http://www.palmyanoff.com/download.htm Download]
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://lynx.isc.org
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| PalmOS
* '''Support:''' http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lynx-dev/
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* A text web browser capable of reading and posting news. Opensource/Freeware.  
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|-
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20040722110816/http://www.parkersoftware.com/products/newshunter/index.html Newsman Pro]
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20051016181032/http://parkersoftware.com/prog_files/NewsHunter.sit Download]
 
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| Mac
==== MacSOUP ====
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* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X, Mac OS Classic
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|-
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.haller-berlin.de/macsoup/
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| [http://www.malch.com/nx1faq.html NewsXpress]
* '''Support:''' See website for contact email address http://www.haller-berlin.de/macsoup/
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| [http://www.malch.com/ftp/nx201.zip Download]
* Offline news reader and email for the Mac. Shareware.  
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| Windows
 
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|-
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20050115162907/http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=pronews Pronews]
==== Maple ====
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| Download
* '''Platforms:''' Currently Windows only
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| OS/2
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://ro-maple.blogspot.com
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* '''Support:''' See website for contact email address http://ro-maple.blogspot.com
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|-
* Java and JavaScript based news reader and email client.
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| [http://www.rmrsoft.com/epoc/news.htm RMRNews]
 
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| [http://www.rmrsoft.com/downloads/epoc/rmrnews.zip Download]
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| SymbianOS
 
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==== MaxNews ====
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|-
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X
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| [https://www.thothsw.com/ Thoth]
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.maxprog.com  
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| Download
* '''Support:''' http://www.maxprog.com/support/us/maxnews/index.html
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| OSX and MacOS
* News reader for the Mac. Freeware.
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|-
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| [http://trn.sourceforge.net/ trn]
 
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| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/trn/files/trn4/ Download]
==== MesNews ====
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| Linux
* '''Platforms:''' All version of Windows (95, 98, NT, 2000, XP and Vista)
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| Link to source code
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mesnews.net/gb/chargement.php
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|-
* '''Support:''' http://www.mesnews.net/gb/
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20090721162427/http://www.demon.net/demon/products/internetaccess/turnpike Turnpike]
* It is a freeware newsreader developed in the Delphi 7 language.
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| Download
 
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| Windows
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==== Mozilla Suite (SeaMonkey) ====
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|-
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2-eComstation, Solaris, Windows
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| [https://panic.com/blog/the-future-of-unison/ Unison]
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/releases/  
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| [https://download.panic.com/unison/Unison%202.2.zip Download]
* '''Support:''' http://www.mozilla.org/support/
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| Mac
* Graphical Internet suite (web browser, mail, and news reader). Opensource/Freeware.
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|-
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| [https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/software/winvn/winvn.html#general WinVN]
 
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| [ftp://ftp.fidobbs.net/pub/bbs/1400/WV16I999.ZIP Download]
==== MR/2 Internet Cruiser Edition ====
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| Windows
* '''Platforms:''' OS/2-eComstation and Windows
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* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mr2ice.com/  
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|-
* '''Support:''' [news:comp.os.os2.mail-news news:comp.os.os2.mail-news] or mailing lists: 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20130505023027/http://xananews.techtips.com.br/ Xana News]
** Win32: [mailto:mr2win.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE mr2win.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE]  
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| [https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/News-Newsgroups-Blog-Tools/XanaNews.shtml Download]
** OS/2-eComStation: [mailto:mr2ice.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE mr2ice.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE]]
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| Windows
* Graphical mail and news reader. Shareware.
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|-
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20140105230318/http://xnews.newsguy.com/ Xnews]
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20140105225854/http://xnews.newsguy.com/release/xnews.zip Download]
==== MT-NewsWatcher ====
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| Windows
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X(Universal Binary)
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* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/  
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|-
* '''Support:''' See website for contact email address http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20161224132443/http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html XPN]
* Graphical news reader for the Mac. Donationware.
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| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xpn/ Download]
 
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| Multiple
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| Download link to Sourceforge page
 
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|-
==== New Yanoff ====
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| [http://yanoff.sourceforge.net/yanoff/yanoff.html Yanoff]
* '''Platforms:''' Palm OS
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| [http://yanoff.sourceforge.net/yanoff/download/download.html Download]
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.palmyanoff.com/  
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| PalmOS
* '''Support:''' http://www.palmyanoff.com/contacts.htm#support
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* News reader for the Palm. Shareware.  
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|-
 
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20141117105459/http://www.vex.net/yarn/ Yarn]
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| [https://web.archive.org/web/20141117105459/http://www.vex.net/yarn/archive/ Download]
 
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| DOS & OS/2
==== Newega ====
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|  
* '''Platforms:''' Linux, Windows
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|}
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://newega.free.fr/index.html
 
* '''Support:''' http://newega.free.fr/index.html
 
* Usenet reader with a web based interface.
 
 
 
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==== NewsHunter3 ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.parkersoftware.com/products/newshunter/index.html
 
* '''Support:''' None found
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
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==== Newsman Pro ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.newsmanpro.com/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.newsmanpro.com/phpbb2
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
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==== News Rover ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.newsrover.com/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.newsrover.com/RoverSupport.htm
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
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==== NewsTap ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' iPhone,iPod, iPad
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' Apple Store: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=292410356&mt=8
 
* '''Support:''' http://mobile.clauss-net.de/NewsTap/
 
* Usenet reader for the iPhone OS.
 
 
 
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==== NewsXpress ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.malch.com/nx1faq.html
 
* '''Support:''' Abandonware
 
* Graphical news reader. Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== nn ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OSX, HP-UX, Tru64, linux
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.nndev.org/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.nndev.org/
 
* Graphical news reader. nn is a menu based (point and shoot) netnews reader for Unix based systems.
 
 
 
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==== Pan ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Linux, MacOS X (requires X11 and Fink), Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://pan.rebelbase.com/download/
 
* '''Support:''' http://pan.rebelbase.com/mailing_lists/
 
* News reader for Gnome. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== PC Yarn ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' DOS, OS/2-eComStation, Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.vex.net/yarn/ 
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.vex.net/yarn/list/
 
* Text-mode offline news and mailreader which imports SOUP packets into its own local database
 
 
 
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==== Pine ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' AmigaOS, Linux/Unix, MacOS X,  OpenVMS, OS/2-eComstation,  Solaris, Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.cac.washington.edu/pine, OS/2 version: http://www.zeta.org.au/~nps/software/pine/en/index.html 
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.washington.edu/pine/getpine/non-UW.html#Documentation or news:comp.mail.pine
 
* Text based mail and news reader. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== Pronews/2 ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' OS/2-eComstation
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=pronews
 
* '''Support:''' [news:comp.os.os2.mail-news news:comp.os.os2.mail-news]  or mailing list: pronews_support@os2warp.org
 
* Graphical news reader. Donationware.
 
 
 
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==== RMRNews ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Symbian OS V5.0
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.rmrsoft.com/epoc/news.htm
 
* '''Support:''' None noted
 
* Graphical news reader for PDAs. Shareware.
 
 
 
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==== SLRN ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' AmigaOS, BeOS, Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2-eComstation, Solaris, VMS, Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.slrn.org/
 
* '''Support:''' [news://news.software.readers news:''news.software.readers]
 
* Console mode mail and news reader. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== Sylpheed ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' FreeBSD, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.sylpheed.org
 
* '''Support:''' http://sylpheed.good-day.net/en/ml.html
 
* Graphical mail and news reader. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== Sylpheed-Claws ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' FreeBSD, Linux/Unix, Solaris
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://claws.sylpheed.org
 
* '''Support:''' http://claws.sylpheed.org/MLs.php
 
* Graphical mail and news reader. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== Thunderbird ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2-eComstation, Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/
 
* Graphical mail, RSS and news reader based on Mozilla. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== TIN ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, MacOS X, Solaris, *BSD
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.tin.org''
 
* '''Support:''' [news://news.software.readers news:''news.software.readers]
 
* Console mode mail reader. Opensource/Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== Turnpike ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.demon.net/demon/products/internetaccess/turnpike/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.demon.net/helpdesk/producthelp/internetaccess/turnpike/faqs/index.html
 
* Graphical news reader. Free to Demon service customers. Also available for a charge to others.
 
 
 
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==== Unison ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' MacOS X
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.panic.com/unison/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.panic.com/unison/support.html
 
* Graphical news reader for Mac OS X. Shareware.
 
 
 
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==== Usenet Explorer ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.netwu.com/ue/download.htm
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.netwu.com/newspro/phpBB2/
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
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==== WinVN ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/software/winvn/winvn.html
 
* '''Support:''' winvn@news.ksc.nasa.gov
 
* Graphical Newsreader for Windows. Freeware.
 
 
 
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==== XanaNews ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows (not 9x)
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://xananews.techtips.com.br/
 
* '''Support:'''  [news://news.software.readers news:''news.software.readers]{
 
* Open source newsreader for Windows.
 
 
 
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==== XNEWS ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://xnews.newsguy.com/
 
* '''Support:'''  [news://news.software.readers news:''news.software.readers]{
 
* Graphical Newsreader for Windows. Freeware/donationware.
 
 
 
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==== XPN ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Linux, Windows, and any other platform that runs Python and GTK+2
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
 
* '''Support:'''  http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html
 
* A graphical newsreader written in Python with the GTK+ toolkit.  GPL licensed project http://sf.net/projects/xpn
 
 
 
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==== XRN ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Linux, UNIX
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mit.edu/~jik/software/xrn.html
 
* '''Support:'''  http://www.mit.edu/~jik/software/xrn.html#xrn-users
 
* Newsreader for the X Window System.  Freeware/Opensource.
 
 
 
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==== Yanoff ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' PalmOS
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://yanoff.sourceforge.net/
 
* '''Support:'''  Mailing list: http://www.egroups.com/group/yanoff/  
 
* Newsreader for the Palm. Freeware/Opensource.
 
 
 
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Revision as of 15:26, 26 December 2020

Introduction

The purpose of this page is to provide information without any express or implied preference for any of the applications listed. This list contains traditional newsreaders for reading and posting to Usenet, but it doesn't contain any mass downloaders for binary newsgroups.

Please contact us to correct or expand this list.

For general questions about newsreaders for any platform try posting the question to news.software.readers news.software.readers on Google Groups. If your question is about a specific newsreader please put the name of the newsreader in brackets "[ ]" at the beginning of the subject line.

If you are looking to get started with Thunderbird, see our tutorials.


Linux and Misc OSes

Name Download Platform Notes
Alpine Download Multiple Link to source code
bystand Download Linux Link to source code
Claws Mail Download Multiple Formerly Sylpheed Claws
Evolution Download Multiple Link to source code
Flnews Download Multiple
Gnus Download Multiple Built into Emacs
Lynx Download Multiple Minimal Newsreader
nn Download Multiple Link to source code
OpenXP 5 Download Linux Link to source code
Pan Download Multiple
Seamonkey Project Download Multiple
slrn Download Multiple
Thunderbird Download Multiple
tin Download Multiple Link to source code
XRN Download Multiple Link to source code

Mac

Name Download Platform Notes
HogWasher Download Mac
MT-NewsWatcher Download Mac
Usenapp Download Mac Shareware

Windows

Name Download Platform Notes
Forte Agent Download Windows 30-day Trial
MesNews Download Windows
MicroPlanet Gravity Download Windows
MR/2 ICE Download Windows and OS/2
NewsgroupsRT Microsoft Store Windows
Usenet Explorer Download Windows Shareware
Bintube Download Windows

Mobile

Name Download Platform Notes
EZ Usenet App Store Android Requires Easynews services
Holmez App Store Android
NewsGroup Reader App Store Android
Newstap App Store iOS
PhoNews App Store Android
Usenet Reader for Android App Store Android Demo
Usenet Reader for Android App Store Android Paid

Historical (No longer developed or supported)

Name Download Platform Notes
40tude Dialog Download Windows
A4Pocket Newsreader Download PocketPC
BeInformed Download BeOS
BeNews Download BeOS
Beonex Download Multiple Precursor to Mozilla/Seamonkey
FreeNews Download Web/Javascript
Knode Download Linux Can be still installed on multiple Linux distributions but it in no longer being developed.
MacSOUP Download Mac
Maple Download Windows
Newega Download Multiple Contains Windows and Linux binaries. Is actually web-based.
MaxNews Download Mac
NewHunter 3 Download Mac
News Rover Download Windows
News Yanoff Download PalmOS
Newsman Pro Download Mac
NewsXpress Download Windows
Pronews Download OS/2
RMRNews Download SymbianOS
Thoth Download OSX and MacOS
trn Download Linux Link to source code
Turnpike Download Windows
Unison Download Mac
WinVN Download Windows
Xana News Download Windows
Xnews Download Windows
XPN Download Multiple Download link to Sourceforge page
Yanoff Download PalmOS
Yarn Download DOS & OS/2