News Readers

40tude Dialog Newsreader
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-10-10
“This site is presented as a service to 40tude Dialog Newsreader users as an alternative resource to the 40tude Dialog website and Wiki.
“This is an alternate site for Dialog downloads, scripts, links, and FAQ’s. We have the current released version,, as well as ‘drop in’ replacement .exe’s from the closed beta group, for versions and The changelog for .41 is available, but apparently the changelog for .84 is not available to us, so we do suggest using these updates at your own risk.”
Anchor Link Forte Agent
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-05-27
Version: 7.0.1200 – Released: 2012-05-23 Windows: All
File Size: 9.4 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Agent is the most powerful newsreader and email program for managing your communications:
¤ Multiple News Servers – Makes it easy to automate access to all your servers while minimizing your connection costs.
¤ Multiple Email Accounts – Send and receive email with multiple POP accounts and multiple SMTP servers.
¤ Personas – Personalize and protect your identity in both email and newsgroups.
¤ Free 30 Day Trial.”
Anchor Link How To Ask A Question
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-10-03
Revision: 8.1 – Released: 2012-10-03
“This article offers suggestions for how to phrase the questions that you post to help forums and newsgroups. This information is designed to help you increase your chances of receiving timely and effective answers. The discussions in this article are with the following forums and newsgroups in mind, but the basic principles can apply for any forum or newsgroup.”
Anchor Link Motzarella
License: Free after registration Last Reviewed: 2009-05-19
“ is a private project providing free access to Usenet News. The server has a 100MBit connection to several Internet backbones and is integrated into the Usenet via more than 50 peers. provides free read and write access to all newsgroups. It requires a registration that can be done online.
“Our server does not publish any personal information about the user in posting headers that the user does not publish himself. In particular, the user’s IP address is not visible to third parties.”
Anchor Link NNTP for Outlook
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2009-05-19
Version: 1.5 – Released: 2006-12-11 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
Requires: Microsoft Outlook
“MAPILab NNTP allows you to read and post messages to newsgroups from Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002/XP and 2003. Microsoft Outlook users till now had no opportunity to work with newsgroups unless Microsoft Exchange Server was installed in the corporate network, so one had to use an external application to work with the news, most typically Outlook Express. Program interface is a very similar to Outlook Express, so we hope you won’t have the problems with switching to news handling with Microsoft Outlook. Now you can use the full power of ‘big’ Microsoft Outlook while working with the news!
“Software will work on any version of Microsoft Windows, where the following products may be installed: Microsoft Outlook 2000; Microsoft Outlook 2002 (XP); Microsoft Outlook 2003. NNTP for Outlook does not required Microsoft Exchange Server but it is fully compatible with all versions of it.”
Anchor Link Ultimate Guide To Newsreaders
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-05-19
“The first question potential users of newsgroups usually ask is what is the best newsreader to use. I always recommend freeware newsgroup readers as these applications are usually user-friendly and self-explanatory.
“Commercial newsreaders tend to have more features, especially for *binaries* downloaders who need flexibility, automated downloading and speed to get the most out of Usenet.”
Anchor Link Windows Newsreaders
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-05-19
“There are more free news clients listed here than you really want to know about…”