This guide will walk you through setting up Alt.Binz to work with UseNetServer news servers. If you haven’t already signed up for Usenet access then take a look at UNS. They offer days of binary retention, connections, SSL encryption and servers in the US and Europe. NGR visitors receive a special price of $10/mo. or $95/yr.
Download Alt Binz
Visit the Alt.Binz newsreader homepage (AltBinz.net) to download the latest version of the client.
The installation is simple. Choose a folder for the program to install and whether or not you want desktop or quick launch icons.
Configure Alt.Binz for UseNetServer
Once Alt.Binz opens you can define the rest of the server setup. To do so right click Default server and then click Server properties:
Figure 1 – Alt.Binz Menu
Now you can enter in the server information in the screen below:
Figure 2 – Alt.Binz (Server Properties)
A – Clicking on Servers to the left brings up the server properties screen including everything you need to get up and running. Simply enter the information as follows:
B – Name: anything you want
C – Connections: UseNetServer supports up to connections.
D – Address: news.usenetserver.com, secure.usenetserver.com (SSL) or text.usenetserver.com (text-only)
E – Port: use port 443, 563 or 8080 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 3128, 8000 or 9000 for standard connections.
F – Check “(SSL)” for secure access.
G – Check “Server requires authentication”
H – Enter Username provided in email
I – Enter Password provided in email
J – click “Add as primary”
It’s that simple to configure Alt.Binz for UseNetServer. Enjoy!