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Usenet Providers, Coupon Codes, Free Usenet Trials

Usenet + Free Extras:
1. Newshosting - $9.99
2. UseNetServer - $10.00

3. NewsDemon - $10.00


Usenet-Only Specials:
1. Easynews - $9.95
2. ThunderNews - $9.95
3. Astraweb - $11.00


Annual Usenet Offers:
1. Newshosting - $99
2. UseNetServer - $95
2. ThunderNews - $96

1. Easynews - 10 GB
2. Newshosting - 30 GB
3. UseNetServer - 10 GB

- Newshosting : 2,078
- UseNetServer : 2,078
- NewsDemon : 2,078
- Easynews : 2,000
- ThunderNews : 2,078
- Astraweb : 2,076
- Eweka : 2,074
- NewsLeecher : 2,078
- theCubeNet : 1,990
- NewsgroupDirect : 2,078

Mozilla Thunderbird Setup Guide

This guide will walk you through setting up Thunderbird to work with UseNetServer news servers. If you haven't already signed up for Usenet access then take a look at UNS. They offer 2,078 days of binary retention, 20 connections, SSL encryption and servers in the US and Europe. NGR visitors receive a special price of $10/mo. or $95/yr.

Download Thunderbird

Visit the Thunderbird homepage to download the latest version of the newsreader client.

Install Thunderbird

Follow these screenshots to guide you through the installation.

Figure 1 - Thunderbird Setup Type
Thunderbird Setup Type

A - Select "Custom"
B - Check "Use Thunderbird as mt default mail application" if desired
C - Click "Next"


Figure 2 - Thunderbird Mail Account Setup
Thunderbird Mail Account Setup

A - Click "Cancel"

Figure 3 -Thunderbird System Integration
Thunderbird System Integration

A - Check "Newsgroups"
B - Check "Always perform this check when starting Thunderbird"
C - Click "OK"

Figure 4 -Thunderbird Tools --> Account Settings
Thunderbird Tools --> Account Settings

Click "Tools" and then "Account Settings"

Figure 5 -Thunderbird Account Actions
Thunderbird Account Actions

Click "Account Actions" and then "Add Other Account"

Figure 6 -Thunderbird New Account Setup
Thunderbird New Account Setup

A - Select "Newsgroup Account"
B - Click "Next"

Figure 7 -Thunderbird Identity
Thunderbird Identity

A - Enter your name
B - Enter your email address

Figure 8 -Thunderbird Newsgroup Server
Thunderbird Newsgroup Server

A - Newsgroup Server: news.usenetserver.com, secure.usenetserver.com (SSL) or text.usenetserver.com (text-only)

Figure 9 -Thunderbird Account Name
Thunderbird Account Name

A - Account Name: enter anything you want

After returning to the main Thunderbird you want to click on "View settings for this account".

Figure 10 - Thunderbird Installation Complete
Thunderbird Installation Complete

Configure Thunderbird for UseNetServer

Figure 11 -Thunderbird Password
Thunderbird Password

Once Thunderbird loads you will want to click on Manage newsgroup subscriptions

Figure 12 - Thunderbird Username
Thunderbird Username

A - Enter Username (provided in email)
B - Click "OK"


Figure 13 - Thunderbird Password
Thunderbird Password

A - Enter Password (provided in email)
B - Click "OK"


Figure 14 - Thunderbird Password
Thunderbird Password

Click "View settings for this account"

Figure 15 - Thunderbird News Server Settings
Thunderbird News Server Settings

The account settings screen includes everything you need to finish setting up Thunderbird.
A - First click on Server Settings to the left.
B - Server Name: news.usenetserver.com, secure.usenetserver.com (SSL) or text.usenetserver.com (text-only)
C - Port: use port 443, 563 or 8080 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 3128, 8000 or 9000 for standard connections.
D - Check "Use secure connection (SSL)" for secure access.

Thunderbird is now configured for UseNetServer. Enjoy!

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