How To Avoid Fake Files On Usenet

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Ever since Usenet became popular, spammers have become a little more common than they used to be. More experienced users have since learned to avoid the fake files posted on the network, but like with torrents, beginners sometimes find themselves a bit overwhelmed. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to detect “crap” uploads, how they look, and …

Pure Usenet – Low Prices For People With Slow Internet

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Short Overview: Pure Usenet is a provider for everyone on a budget who still wants to enjoy quality Usenet. Especially if you have a slow Internet connection, this service is worth a shot. On first look, it doesn’t seem to be quite up to recent standards: Retention is lower than usual, at about 1100 days. Certainly this is still a …

Astraweb Review – A Usenet Veteran At Discount Prices

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  Quick Overview: Astraweb is one of the oldest Usenet providers out there, and has been at the top for several years now. Speeds are extremely high (we reached almost 130 Mb/s, or 15 Megabytes per second), and almost everybody should be able to max out their connection with them. Retention is at the top end of the scale, with …

UsenetServer Review – Cheap And Good

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Short Overview: UsenetServer offers a very high retention, good speed, and is among the best top providers out there in regards to quality. Along with SSL, they also have an additional VPN-service for a additional charge, which can help you bypass bandwidth throttling and spying by your ISP or network administrator, particularly interesting for people at universities or if there’s …

UseNeXT Review – The Easiest Usenet Provider?

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Quick Overview: UseNeXt was the first one to make Usenet available to the masses, and has definitely had a great part in innovating the industry. As one of the big providers out there, you get good speeds, a high retention and a client with all important features to make downloads a one-click thing, very good for Usenet beginners. Pricing is …

Grabit Settings

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This tutorial explains how to setup and customize GrabIt for your needs. You don’t need to go through all these settings if you just want to use it for downloading, but it can help if you like to fine-tune things. First of all, we’ll go through the server settings. These are important as they allow you to activate SSL and …