This guide will walk you through setting up BinTube to work with Newshosting news servers. If you haven’t already signed up for Usenet access then take a look at Newshosting. They offer high binary retention, 30 connections, SSL encryption and servers in the US and Europe. NGR visitors receive a special price of $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.
Visit the BinTube newsreader homepage (BinTube.com) 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 BinTube for Newshosting
Once BinTube is launched you can define the news server setup. To do so click on Options → Server Settings
Figure 1 – BinTube Menu
Now you can enter in the server information in the screen below:
Figure 2 – BinTube (Server Settings)
The server properties screen includes everything you need to get up and running. Simply enter the information as follows:
A – Server Address: nhxl.newshosting.com (NHXL), unlimited.newshosting.com (NH Unlimited), news.ams.newshosting.com (European server) or news2.newshosting.com (NH Lite)
B – Port: use port 563, 80 or 81 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 443 or 8080 for standard connections.
C – Connections: Newshosting supports up to connections.
D – Check “Use SSL Encryption” for secure access.
E – Check “Server Requires Login”
F – Enter Username provided in email
G – Enter Password provided in email
It’s that simple to configure BinTube for Newshosting. Enjoy!