Binary Boy Setup Guide for NewsgroupDirect

This guide will walk you through setting up Binary Boy to work with NewsgroupDirect news servers.

Download Binary Boy

Visit the Binary Boy newsreader homepage (BinaryBoy.com) to download the latest version of the client.

Install Binary Boy

Simply follow the prompts to install the client.

Configure Binary Boy for NewsgroupDirect

The first time you open Binary Boy the configuration wizard appears.

Figure 1 – Binary Boy (Internet Connection Type)

Binary Boy setup

Pick the type of Internet connection you are running and click Next.

Figure 2 – Binary Boy (Initial News Server Screen)

Binary Boy news server setup

Enter the information as follows:
AAddress: news.newsgroupdirect.com or news-ssl.newsgroupdirect.com (SSL)
BPort: 563, 80 or 81 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 443 or 8080 for standard connections.
C – Check “Server requires SSL” for secure access.
D – Enter Username (provided in email)
E – Enter Password (provided in email)
F – click Finish

Once Binary Boy opens you can define the rest of the server setup. To do so click on Settings.

Figure 3 – Binary Boy Menu

Binary Boy settings

Now you can enter in the server information in the screen below:

Figure 4 – Binary Boy (Server Properties)

Binay Bo server properties

The server properties screen includes everything you need to get up and running. Simply enter the information as follows:
AAddress: news.newsgroupdirect.com or news-ssl.newsgroupdirect.com (SSL)
BPort: 563, 80 or 81 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 443 or 8080 for standard connections.
C – Enter Username (provided in email)
D – Enter Password (provided in email)
E – Check “Server requires SSL” for secure access.
FConnections: NewsgroupDirect supports up to 20 connections.
G – Click OK

It’s that simple to configure Binary Boy for NewsgroupDirect. Enjoy!

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