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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}}.  If your question is about a specific newsreader please put the name of the newsreader in brackets "[ ]" at the beginning of the subject line.
 
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 https://www.big-8.org/wiki/Tutorials tutorials].
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==== 40tude Dialog ====
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<hr>
* '''Platforms:''' Windows<br />
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<h1>Linux</h1>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.40tude.com/dialog/index.htm
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<table cellspacing="0" border="0">
* '''Support:''' http://www.40tude.com/dialog/wiki/index.php
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* Graphical Newsreader with Unicode character support. Shareware/Freeware.
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="center" valign=bottom><b>Name</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Download</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Platform</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Notes</b></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Alpine</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Link to source code</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Claws Mail</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Formerly Sylpheed Claws</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Evolution</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Link to source code</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Gnus</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Built into Emacs</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Lynx</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Minimal Newsreader</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Newega</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple/font></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Web-based.</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>nn</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Link to source code</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Pan</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Seamonkey Project</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>slrn</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Thunderbird</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>tin</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Link to source code</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>XRN</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Link to source code</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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<!-- ************************************************************************** -->
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<hr>
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<h1><em>Mac</em></h1>
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<table cellspacing="0" border="0">
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="center" valign=bottom><b>Name</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Download</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Platform</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Notes</b></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>HogWasher</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>MT-NewsWatcher</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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<!-- ************************************************************************** -->
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<hr>
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<h1><em>Windows</em></h1>
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<table cellspacing="0" border="0">
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="center" valign=bottom><b>Name</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Download</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Platform</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Notes</b></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Forte Agent</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>30-day Trial</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>MesNews</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>MicroPlanet Gravity</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>MR/2 ICE</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows and OS/2</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>NewsgroupsRT</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Microsoft Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Usenet Explorer</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Shareware</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Bintube</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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<!-- ************************************************************************** -->
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<hr>
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<h1><em>Mobile</em></h1>
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<table cellspacing="0" border="0">
  
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="center" valign=bottom><b>Name</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Download</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Platform</b></td>
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Notes</b></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>EZ Usenet</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Android</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Requires  Easynews services</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Holmez</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Android</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>NewsGroup Reader</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Android</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Newstap</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>iOS</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>PhoNews</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Android</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Usenet Reader for Android</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Android</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Demo</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Usenet Reader for Android</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>App Store</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Android</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Paid</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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<hr>
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<h1><em>Historical (No longer supported or updated)</em></h1>
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<table cellspacing="0" border="0">
  
==== A4Pocket Newsreader ====
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<tr>
* '''Platforms:''' Pocket PC
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<td height="30" align="center" valign=bottom><b>Name</b></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.a4pocket.com/newsreader/
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Download</b></td>
* '''Support:''' http://www.a4pocket.com/support.html
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Platform</b></td>
* Graphical Newsreader for Pocket PC. Shareware.
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<td align="center" valign=bottom><b>Notes</b></td>
 
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</tr>
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>40tude Dialog</u></td>
==== BeInformed ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Platforms:''' BeOS
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.bebits.com/app/1410
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Support:''' http://www.bebits.com/app/1410
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</tr>
* Graphical Newsreader. Freeware.
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>A4Pocket Newsreader</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>PocketPC</td>
==== Beonex ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Platforms:''' FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Windows
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</tr>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.beonex.com/
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<tr>
* '''Support:''' http://www.beonex.com/communicator/support
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>BeInformed</u></td>
* Graphical Full-featured web-browser and email/news client. Opensource/Freeware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>BeOS</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
==== BNews ====
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<tr>
* '''Platforms:''' BeOS
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>BeNews</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.paradiseplace.org.uk/BeOS/bnews.htm
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
* '''Support:''' None found
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>BeOS</td>
* Graphical News client for BeOS. GPL Opensource/Freeware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Beonex</u></td>
==== Claws Mail ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
* '''Platforms:''' BSD, Linux, Solaris, Windows
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.claws-mail.org/downloads.php?section=downloads
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Precursor to Mozilla/Seamonkey</td>
* '''Support:''' http://www.claws-mail.org/  
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</tr>
* email client (and news reader), based on GTK+
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>FreeNews</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Web/Javascript</td>
==== Forte Agent/Free Agent ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
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</tr>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.forteinc.com
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<tr>
* '''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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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Knode</u></td>
* Graphical news and mail reader. Shareware/Freeware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Linux</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Can be still installed on multiple Linux distributions but it in no longer being developed.</td>
 
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</tr>
==== Freenews ====
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<tr>
* '''Platforms:''' All with JavaScript supported web browser
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>MacSOUP</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://freeusenetreader.com
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
* '''Support:''' Contact author on web site http://freeusenetnews.com
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
* A free web based news reader for viewing news groups within a web browser.  Requires Javascript.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom>Maple</td>
==== Gnus ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, Windows
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.gnus.org/
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Support:''' [news:gnu.emacs.gnus news:gnu.emacs.gnus]
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</tr>
* News and mail reader under GNU Emacs. Opensource/Freeware.
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>MaxNews</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
==== Gravity ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Platforms:''' 32 bit Windows
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</tr>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpgravity
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<tr>
* '''Support:''' http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=906885
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>NewHunter 3</u></td>
* MicroPlanet Gravity is a popular full-featured Usenet news client for Win32 platforms. Opensource/Freeware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
----
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
==== HogWasher ====
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<tr>
* '''Platforms:''' MacOS X
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>News Rover</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.asar.com/download.html
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Support:''' http://www.asar.com/support/index.html
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
* Graphical mail and news reader. Commercial.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>News Yanoff</u></td>
==== KNode ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Linux
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>PalmOS</td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://knode.sourceforge.net/
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Support:''' http://bugs.kde.org/
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</tr>
* Graphical news reader for the K Desktop Environment. Opensource/Freeware.
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Newsman Pro</u></td>
----
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
==== Lynx ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, VMS, Windows3.x/9x/NT, 386DOS and OS/2 EMX
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</tr>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://lynx.isc.org
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<tr>
* '''Support:''' http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lynx-dev/
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>NewsXpress</u></td>
* A text web browser capable of reading and posting news. Opensource/Freeware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
==== MacSOUP ====
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<tr>
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X, Mac OS Classic
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Pronews</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.haller-berlin.de/macsoup/  
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
* '''Support:''' See website for contact email address http://www.haller-berlin.de/macsoup/
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>OS/2</td>
* Offline news reader and email for the Mac. Shareware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>RMRNews</u></td>
==== Maple ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Currently Windows only
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>SymbianOS</td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://ro-maple.blogspot.com
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Support:''' See website for contact email address http://ro-maple.blogspot.com
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</tr>
* Java and JavaScript based news reader and email client.
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<tr>
 
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Turnpike</u></td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download</td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
==== MaxNews ====
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X
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</tr>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.maxprog.com
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<tr>
* '''Support:''' http://www.maxprog.com/support/us/maxnews/index.html
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Unison</u></td>
* News reader for the Mac. Freeware.
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
 
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<td align="left" valign=bottom>Mac</td>
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<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
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</tr>
==== MesNews ====
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<tr>
* '''Platforms:''' All version of Windows (95, 98, NT, 2000, XP and Vista)
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<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>WinVN</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mesnews.net/gb/chargement.php
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Support:''' http://www.mesnews.net/gb/
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
* It is a freeware newsreader developed in the Delphi 7 language.
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
 
+
</tr>
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+
<tr>
==== Mozilla Suite (SeaMonkey) ====
+
<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Xana News</u></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2-eComstation, Solaris, Windows
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/releases/  
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
* '''Support:''' http://www.mozilla.org/support/
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* Graphical Internet suite (web browser, mail, and news reader). Opensource/Freeware.
+
</tr>
 
+
<tr>
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+
<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Xnews</u></td>
 
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
==== MR/2 Internet Cruiser Edition ====
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>Windows</td>
* '''Platforms:''' OS/2-eComstation and Windows
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.mr2ice.com/
+
</tr>
* '''Support:''' [news:comp.os.os2.mail-news news:comp.os.os2.mail-news] or mailing lists: 
+
<tr>
** Win32: [mailto:mr2win.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE mr2win.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE]
+
<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>XPN</u></td>
** OS/2-eComStation: [mailto:mr2ice.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE mr2ice.list@mr2ice.com?subject=SUBSCRIBE]]
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* Graphical mail and news reader. Shareware.
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>Multiple</td>
 
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>Download link to Sourceforge page</td>
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+
</tr>
 
+
<tr>
==== MT-NewsWatcher ====
+
<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Yanoff</u></td>
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X(Universal Binary)
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/  
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>PalmOS</td>
* '''Support:''' See website for contact email address http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* Graphical news reader for the Mac. Donationware.
+
</tr>
 
+
<tr>
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+
<td height="30" align="left" valign=bottom><u>Yarn</u></td>
 
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><u>Download</u></td>
==== New Yanoff ====
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom>DOS &amp; OS/2</td>
* '''Platforms:''' Palm OS
+
<td align="left" valign=bottom><br></td>
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.palmyanoff.com/
+
</tr>
* '''Support:''' http://www.palmyanoff.com/contacts.htm#support
+
</table>
* News reader for the Palm. Shareware.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== Newega ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Linux, Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://newega.free.fr/index.html
 
* '''Support:''' http://newega.free.fr/index.html
 
* Usenet reader with a web based interface.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== NewsHunter3 ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Mac OS X
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.parkersoftware.com/products/newshunter/index.html
 
* '''Support:''' None found
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== Newsman Pro ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.newsmanpro.com/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.newsmanpro.com/phpbb2
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== News Rover ====
 
* '''Platforms:''' Windows
 
* '''Web site/Download:''' http://www.newsrover.com/
 
* '''Support:''' http://www.newsrover.com/RoverSupport.htm
 
* Graphical news reader. Shareware.
 
 
 
----
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
==== 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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[[Category:Help for new Usenet users]]
 

Revision as of 00:55, 24 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 https://www.big-8.org/wiki/Tutorials tutorials].


Linux

Name Download Platform Notes
Alpine Download Multiple Link to source code
Claws Mail Download Multiple Formerly Sylpheed Claws
Evolution Download Multiple Link to source code
Gnus Download Multiple Built into Emacs
Lynx Download Multiple Minimal Newsreader
Newega Download Multiple/font> Web-based.
nn Download Multiple 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

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 supported or updated)

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
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
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