I have what I might call a unique problem. I'm getting Connection Refused errors when I attempt to download files via usenet-news.net on both Unison and iGrabNews. What I'm hoping is that a fellow mac user can duplicate this, so I know it's not something wrong with my setup. usenet-news.net works beautifully on my windows machine with no problems, so I know this is a unison and igrabnews issue. I get the Connection Refused errors sometimes, other times I am able to get the file after retrying several times. the only thing I can think of why i'm having this problem is because there is a '@' in the username. If anyone can help to diagnose or replicate, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.