newsgroup reader for downloads etc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tainter, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Tainter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    I have never used newsgroups yet , is there any software required for reading, downloading etc ? If yes whats a good "free" software to use , and where do i start ?
  2. zacharace macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Bexley, OH, USA
    Yes, to read a newsgroup, software is required. Some email clients do it (I know Outlook Express for Windows and Entourage for Mac, for instance), but Mail doesn't.
    Doing a quick Google turned up Pineapple News (, which looks pretty good from the site ;).
    Hope this helps.
  3. Tainter thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    thanks i try that . now i need to figure out how to find newsgrous etc LOL
  4. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    You don't need any special software; you can do it through your browser via various sites. If you have a google account, that is probably your best bet.
  5. millerj123 macrumors 65816

    Mar 6, 2008
    Pineapple news is pretty good. In general, you should have newsgroup access through your internet provider. I haven't seen one that doesn't, but it's been a while since I've looked at ISP offerings.

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