newsgroup reader for downloads etc

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

  1. Tainter macrumors member

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    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 ?
    thanks
     
  2. zacharace macrumors member

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    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 (http://www.platinumball.net/pineapple/news/macosx/), which looks pretty good from the site ;).
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Tainter thread starter macrumors member

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

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    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 6502a

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    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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