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    1. does sbc yahoo dsl have a news group.
    2.Say i download a NZB file do you download form the server your on from like your isp or a server you pay for or are you connected to other servers with like everyone using news groups.
    3.whats a good client for NZB and do u even need a client. Like could u use outlook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    1. does sbc yahoo dsl have a news group.
    Only if your ISP provided email account ends with ameritech.net Source
    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    2.Say i download a NZB file do you download form the server your on from like your isp or a server you pay for or are you connected to other servers with like everyone using news groups.
    It's not really like that... You download the NZB from a supporting site, then this NZB along with a client that supports NZB functions downloads the files in the NZB through a specific server, one in which you have to specify.
    Now that being said, ISP newsgroups servers suck, more often than not, (Unless you have RealitY's ISP...) so you will want to sign up for access to a newsgroup server. NewsHosting and GigaNews are among the the most popular newsgroup access'. NewHosting is the best that I have found for unlimted access, able to download 500-600GB a month of data with no caps, as GigaNews, which costs more, will cap your access if they feel you are "downloading to much" on your unlimited account...These newsgroup services provide you with a server, and you download using that server that is provided, along with your username password.

    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    3.whats a good client for NZB and do u even need a client. Like could u use outlook.
    Grabit IMO is the best for NZB's as it is VERY user friendly and as long as you are only using NZB's it never has problems. Where as if you were to download articles in certain groups that contain more than million articles there tends to be problems. NewsLeecher on the other hand has the ability to moderate how many articles are downloaded, so it eliminates this problem, but this program has been know to be buggy, and "lose" the articles that were downloaded... You make your opinion, but these are the two most used...

    Hope that helps out a bit.
    Last edited by Damnatory; 04-24-2005 at 03:57 AM.

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    ahh. i guess i could scrap the whole idea. my email ends in sbcglobal.net and i dont feel like paying

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    Crap... Accidently posted on my gf's account...

    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    and i dont feel like paying
    Well i put it this way... I pay $14.95 a month for unlimited access to NewsHosting, and I average about 500-700GB a month from them. Now in terms of DVD's I'm averaging about 120-175 DVD's a month, now on the other hand, I could be shelling out $1800-$2625 on DVD's, or just settle for the $14.95 a month for the NewsHosting Service.


    You can see my point...

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    I would say if anyone goes for a payserver then NewsHosting is the best deal around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealitY
    I would say if anyone goes for a payserver then NewsHosting is the best deal around...
    get an unlimited server. as far as I know you pay per gig with NewsHosting


    I pay 7.50
    23 days retention
    max 8mbit connection


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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    get an unlimited server. as far as I know you pay per gig with NewsHosting
    As mentioned they have an unlimited for $14.95 and its reliable and the best deal around...
    Last edited by RealitY; 04-25-2005 at 06:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damnatory
    Grabit IMO is the best for NZB's as it is VERY user friendly and as long as you are only using NZB's it never has problems. Where as if you were to download articles in certain groups that contain more than million articles there tends to be problems. NewsLeecher on the other hand has the ability to moderate how many articles are downloaded, so it eliminates this problem, but this program has been know to be buggy, and "lose" the articles that were downloaded... You make your opinion, but these are the two most used...
    actually....hehehe.....I just started using Newsleecher, after a long time with GrabIt....
    I find so far that Newsleecher is a hell of a lot less buggy
    that being said, it will no doubt prove me wrong now
    but at least it stays connected....
    GrabIt, for some reason now, likes to kill threads, but not kill em
    a thread will stop dling, then I have to disable it, clear that article from the queue,
    and restart it in another thread because that one is still trying to connect
    and RR only gives me 3 connections, so.....
    most times all threads will die quickly meaning GrabIt has to be restarted
    and then theres the constant "GrabIt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close....."
    damnmed betas
    when shemes finally says it has a final build out....
    Last edited by FKDUP74; 05-03-2005 at 09:10 PM.

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