Unlimited Usenet + Extras:
1. UseNetServer - $10.00
2. Newshosting - $9.99
3. NewsDemon - $9.99
1. Easynews - $9.95
2. ThunderNews - $10.49
3. Astraweb - $11.00
Unlimited Annual Offers:
1. UseNetServer - $95
2. Newshosting - $99
3. Astraweb - $96
- UseNetServer :
- Newshosting : 1,739
- NewsDemon : 1,739
- Astraweb : 1,738
- Easynews : 1,700
- ThunderNews : 1,739
- NewsgroupDirect : 1,738
- MaximumUsenet : 1,320
- Giganews : 1,749
- Ngroups : 1,200
This guide will walk you through setting up Alt.Binz to work with Astraweb news servers. If you haven't already signed up for Usenet access then consider Astraweb. They offer 1,738 days of binary retention, 20 connections, SSL encryption and servers in the US and Europe. NGR visitors receive a special price of $11 a month on their Unlimited DSL account so if you haven't signed up for Usenet access this is a great chance to get started.
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 Astraweb
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: Astraweb supports up to 20 connections.
D - Address: news.astraweb.com or ssl.astraweb.com (SSL)
E - Port:use port 443 or 563 for secure or port 119, 23, 1818 or 8080 for standard connections.
F - Check "(SSL)" for secure access.
G - Check "Server requires authentication"
H - Enter Username provided in email
I - Enter Password prvided in email
J - click "Add as primary"
It's that simple to configure Alt.Binz for Astraweb. Enjoy!