About Free Newsgroup Servers
You ask yourself : Why do I need to pay? There must be some free news server, I only need to find it!
Yes, they are, in fact I had used that servers for a year, a long time ago. I must say that it was a disaster. I was looking for pictures newsgroups from few categories (mostly art scans, alt.binaries.pictures.artpics), so it was easier to find servers with that kind on newsgroups (as well as erotica ones) - there are much less posted files available, then on erotica ones, so the provider doesn't need to spend extra money for server and connection to maintain them. I found a bunch of newsgroups on some university host, the articles were kept for just about a week, but in order to find one missing newsgroup (with fantasy/science-fiction art - alt.binaries.dragonz) I spent several days searching for right newsgroups server.
Then I have used this two free newsgroup servers for few months, but to gather all articles and posted pictures I needed to look through both of them and compare what is missing and then to download this missing from other. Some day the one server with 'dragonz' stopped. After few days of looking for some other free news server I decided to pay the professionals and not to worry ever more.
I tried a couple of commercial servers (one was too slow, another one missed some articles) and eventually after next few months I found Easynews (with web-based access and Route Selector - if your connection is slow, then you can see why it is and subsequently change route to maximize your speed). From Easynews I also started to download music and movies, that were missing on free servers.
If you are still looking for free newsgroup server then we can adjust them into one of three categories:
If you are still intent to find and use a free newsgroup server, here is a list of web pages that collect information about open servers - Free News Servers List. Note, these sites come and go, as they must be updated almost daily when open servers are re-passworded.
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