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How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)

Context I've been browsing through comp.lang.forth usenet posts and have found some fascinating gems such as this one here on minimal Forth implementations. Makes me wonder if it's possible to ...
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Can I download all messages from the specific newsgroup via Google Groups for offline usage

Can I download all messages from the specific newsgroup via Google Groups for offline usage? Is there any application for such purpose?
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Can I download all newsgroup messages via Thunderbird for offline usage

Can I download all newsgroup messages via Thunderbird for offline usage? When I tried to subscribe for comp.std.c++ it gives me 7 messages only. I don't have any limitations in the settings of the ...
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Outlook Express 6 - How can I transfer newsgroup messages to a new PC

I use Outlook Express 6 to read newsgroups and had the messages from numerous servers downloaded on my PC. The PC became unbootable, but with all files intact, and now I want to migrate the existing ...
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command line newsreader? [closed]

Does anyone out there know of a good newsreader that has a command line interface? I really like newsleecher but it is all graphical - I'd prefer to be able to script my queries. EDIT #1: As I ...
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who offers free rss feeds of the most recent usenet messages besides google?

Is there any site, besides groups.google, which offers a free rss feed of the most recent messages for any usenet newsgroup? I mean a service like the following: ...
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Delete old usenet threads

Logged in at Google, I can delete old messages in Google Groups that were written by me. Is there a way to remove a complete thread that was opened by me (years ago) directly on the NNTP server that ...
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delete usenet message [closed]

How to delete message from usenet newsgroup?
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Google groups -> newsgroups? [closed]

I' news with the newsgroups, can we use google groups like a newsgroup (for read in thunderbird for example) ?
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How can I participate in NNTP newsgroups over a (HTTP) proxy?

My company restricts access to the outside via an (HTTP) proxy. My Firefox settings for the proxy are working (proxy address + port as well as "use this proxy server for all protocols"). However, if ...
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OS Recommendation for home server [closed]

I have a fairly straightforward list of needs and wants from a server OS, and so far haven't found anything I'm truly happy with. I'm looking for: An OS that will run on my x64 CPU, 4GB RAM, 120GB ...
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Login to newsgroup with thunderbird3.0B2 for newsgroup that don't require login

I am trying to login to newsgroup(qt-interest) with thunderbird3.0B2. The problem is that the newsgroup allows users to read messages without password, but require a password to post a message. But ...
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How exactly do usenet/nntp/newsgroups work?

I recently found a new way to share files, and I am curious about how exactly this may work. For example, I gained access to my ISP's nntp server. Is anything I see on my ISP's server stored on their ...
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Setting up thunderbird with tiscalli (for newsgroup access)

I have just downloaded thunderbird 3.0.2 and want to set it up to read newsgroups. My ISP is tiscalli. I have entered the News server address, but I still cant download any newsgroups - has anyone ...
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What keyboard-friendly news readers exist for OSX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Usenet reader for Mac OS X I'm interested in keyboard-navigation-friendly usenet clients for OSX. I have tried (and bought) Unison and Thunderbird, but both of ...
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Reading Usenet newsgroups on any computer [closed]

Is there any solution, beside Google Groups, to read Usenet groups (and post to them) from any computer? I am looking for something that is closer to a newsreader, with scores, mark-thread-as-read, ...
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Do you know any free newsgroup hosts?

I want to start a news group. I cannot use Yahoo Groups or Google Groups because they both are only open to people who have Yahoo ID or Google Account. I want the group be open to anyone with any ...
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What is the current status of Usenet? [closed]

What is the current status of Usenet? What I mean is, do people still use it often? Is it as big as it once was? Basically, what's happened to it in the last two decades or so? I understand that ...