Forte Agent Setup Guide

This guide will walk you through setting up Forte Agent 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 Agent

Visit the Forte Agent newsreader homepage ( to download the latest version of the client.

Install Forte

The installation is simple. Choose a folder for the program to install and whether or not you want desktop or quick launch icons.

Configure Agent for UseNetServer

The first time you open Agent the setup wizard appears.

Figure 1 – Agent Setup Wizard

Agent setup wizard

Enter the following information:
ANews Server:, (SSL) or (text-only)
B – Check “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
C – Select “Login with a simple username and password
D – Enter Username provided in email
E – Enter Password provided in email
F – click Next

Next we will go in and choose the remaining server options. To do so click on Tools → Servers and Accounts

Figure 2 – Agent Menu

Agent menu

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

Figure 3 – Agent (Server Properties)

Agent servers

Enter the following information:
ANews Server:, (SSL) or (text-only)
B – Enter Username provided in email
C – Enter Password provided in email
DConnections: UseNetServer supports up to connections.
E – Click “Advanced Settings

Agent advanced settings

Here you can change the port (optional):
A – Check “Use a non-standard NNTP port
BPort: use port 443, 563 or 8080 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 3128, 8000 or 9000 for standard connections.

It’s that simple to configure Forte Agent for UseNetServer. Enjoy!

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