GrabIt Setup Guide for ThunderNews

This guide will walk you through setting up Newsbin Pro to work with ThunderNews news servers.

Download GrabIt

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

Install GrabIt

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

Configure GrabIt for ThunderNews

The first time you open GrabIt the configuration wizard appears.

Figure 1 – GrabIt Configuration Wizard

GrabIt configuration wizard

ANews (NNTP) server:
B – Check “News (NNTP) server requires a username and password
C – Click Next

Figure 2 – GrabIt Configuration

GrabIt logon

A – Enter Username (provided in email)
B – Enter Password (provided in email)
C – Click Next

Once GrabIt opens you can define the rest of the server setup. To do so right click Default server (A) and then click Server properties (B):

Figure 3 – GrabIt Menu

GrabIt menu

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

Figure 4 – GrabIt (Server Properties)

GrabIt server properties

The server properties screen includes everything you need to get up and running. Simply enter the information as follows:
BPort: use port 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 “Encrypted server connection (SSL)” for secure access.
FMax Connections: ThunderNews supports up to 20 connections.
G – Click OK

It’s that simple to configure GrabIt for ThunderNews. Enjoy!

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