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Thread: Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

  1. #1
    kermit
    Guest

    Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

    Well this sucks. I really enjoy keeping up with the news groups I've been
    reading for several years now. Even paying for a news service now won't be
    the same as a lot of folks just won't be around anymore. Will there truly
    be a proper alternative?


    newsmaster@bellsouth.net wrote:
    > Please note that on or around July 15, 2009, AT&T will no longer be
    > offering access to the Usenet Netnews service. If you wish to
    > continue reading Usenet newsgroups, access is available through
    > third-party vendors.
    >
    > Distribution: AT&T SouthEast Newsgroups Servers





  2. #2
    dave AKA vwdoc1
    Guest

    Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

    Yeah that sucks but I am trying out another news server that is free of
    course <g>..................

    freenews.netfront.net

    and it seems to be doing great right now.


    "kermit" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:dzYZl.55850$qa.1971@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    > Well this sucks. I really enjoy keeping up with the news groups I've been
    > reading for several years now. Even paying for a news service now won't
    > be the same as a lot of folks just won't be around anymore. Will there
    > truly be a proper alternative?
    >
    >
    > newsmaster@bellsouth.net wrote:
    >> Please note that on or around July 15, 2009, AT&T will no longer be
    >> offering access to the Usenet Netnews service. If you wish to
    >> continue reading Usenet newsgroups, access is available through
    >> third-party vendors.
    >>
    >> Distribution: AT&T SouthEast Newsgroups Servers

    >
    >
    >




  3. #3
    kermit
    Guest

    Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

    Thanks, I'll look at it. But as I said we'll be losing some valuable
    contributors unless everybody decides to pursue on their own.

    It's funny I haven't recevied any notification from AT&T directly... I just
    got an email from AT&T about a change in my internet service but it referred
    to a new homepaage and email service effective 7/19/09. Nothing about
    losing uesnet.



    dave AKA vwdoc1 wrote:
    > Yeah that sucks but I am trying out another news server that is free
    > of course <g>..................
    >
    > freenews.netfront.net
    >
    > and it seems to be doing great right now.
    >
    >
    > "kermit" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:dzYZl.55850$qa.1971@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >> Well this sucks. I really enjoy keeping up with the news groups
    >> I've been reading for several years now. Even paying for a news
    >> service now won't be the same as a lot of folks just won't be around
    >> anymore. Will there truly be a proper alternative?
    >>
    >>
    >> newsmaster@bellsouth.net wrote:
    >>> Please note that on or around July 15, 2009, AT&T will no longer be
    >>> offering access to the Usenet Netnews service. If you wish to
    >>> continue reading Usenet newsgroups, access is available through
    >>> third-party vendors.
    >>>
    >>> Distribution: AT&T SouthEast Newsgroups Servers





  4. #4
    Moe Trin
    Guest

    Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, in the Usenet newsgroup alt.internet.wireless, in article
    <9ue_l.12110$he4.1449@bignews3.bellsouth.net>, kermit wrote:

    >It's funny I haven't recevied any notification from AT&T directly...
    >I just got an email from AT&T about a change in my internet service
    >but it referred to a new homepaage and email service effective
    >7/19/09. Nothing about losing uesnet.


    They are reducing their services - which reduces their costs. You
    REALLY don't expect them to tell everyone, as some people might
    ask that the rates be reduced to compensate. In reality, you have
    two very simple solutions:

    In your favorite search engine, plug in the search keys

    ISP DSL location_name

    where location_name might be city, county, region, or even state.
    You may discover substantial savings with a less incompetent ISP.

    Second, look at

    http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Usenet..._News_Servers/)
    http://www.geocities.com/freefreenews/
    news://alt.free.newsservers
    news://news.software.readers

    There are (literally) hundreds of "low cost" or "free" news servers
    available. One problem that occurs with some servers is that they
    can be abused - used for posting spam, trolling, general noise, and
    may wind up in many killfiles. A lesser problem is that most free
    and low cost news servers do not carry "binary" newsgroups because
    the wareZ, trojanZ, pr0n and virus-ware posted to those groups tends
    to take up a LOT of space. Commercial news servers still carry a lot
    of those groups, but they cost more.

    Old guy

  5. #5
    kermit
    Guest

    Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

    Moe Trin wrote:
    > On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, in the Usenet newsgroup alt.internet.wireless,
    > in article <9ue_l.12110$he4.1449@bignews3.bellsouth.net>, kermit
    > wrote:
    >
    >> It's funny I haven't recevied any notification from AT&T directly...
    >> I just got an email from AT&T about a change in my internet service
    >> but it referred to a new homepaage and email service effective
    >> 7/19/09. Nothing about losing uesnet.

    >
    > They are reducing their services - which reduces their costs. You
    > REALLY don't expect them to tell everyone, as some people might
    > ask that the rates be reduced to compensate. In reality, you have
    > two very simple solutions:


    Well, actually I DO expect AT&T to tell me they're reducing services. It
    would be the right thing to do.


    >
    > In your favorite search engine, plug in the search keys
    >
    > ISP DSL location_name
    >
    > where location_name might be city, county, region, or even state.
    > You may discover substantial savings with a less incompetent ISP.
    >
    > Second, look at
    >
    > http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Usenet..._News_Servers/)
    > http://www.geocities.com/freefreenews/
    > news://alt.free.newsservers
    > news://news.software.readers
    >


    Thanks, I'll look into these and other such links. I actually couldn't care
    less about binaries.


    > There are (literally) hundreds of "low cost" or "free" news servers
    > available. One problem that occurs with some servers is that they
    > can be abused - used for posting spam, trolling, general noise, and
    > may wind up in many killfiles. A lesser problem is that most free
    > and low cost news servers do not carry "binary" newsgroups because
    > the wareZ, trojanZ, pr0n and virus-ware posted to those groups tends
    > to take up a LOT of space. Commercial news servers still carry a lot
    > of those groups, but they cost more.
    >
    > Old guy





  6. #6
    George
    Guest

    Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

    kermit wrote:
    > Moe Trin wrote:
    >> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, in the Usenet newsgroup alt.internet.wireless,
    >> in article <9ue_l.12110$he4.1449@bignews3.bellsouth.net>, kermit
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> It's funny I haven't recevied any notification from AT&T directly...
    >>> I just got an email from AT&T about a change in my internet service
    >>> but it referred to a new homepaage and email service effective
    >>> 7/19/09. Nothing about losing uesnet.

    >> They are reducing their services - which reduces their costs. You
    >> REALLY don't expect them to tell everyone, as some people might
    >> ask that the rates be reduced to compensate. In reality, you have
    >> two very simple solutions:

    >
    > Well, actually I DO expect AT&T to tell me they're reducing services. It
    > would be the right thing to do.
    >


    Comcast said they were "protecting the children" when they dumped
    newsgroups last year. I have been using Motzarella since then.


    >
    >> In your favorite search engine, plug in the search keys
    >>
    >> ISP DSL location_name
    >>
    >> where location_name might be city, county, region, or even state.
    >> You may discover substantial savings with a less incompetent ISP.
    >>
    >> Second, look at
    >>
    >> http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Usenet..._News_Servers/)
    >> http://www.geocities.com/freefreenews/
    >> news://alt.free.newsservers
    >> news://news.software.readers
    >>

    >
    > Thanks, I'll look into these and other such links. I actually couldn't care
    > less about binaries.
    >
    >
    >> There are (literally) hundreds of "low cost" or "free" news servers
    >> available. One problem that occurs with some servers is that they
    >> can be abused - used for posting spam, trolling, general noise, and
    >> may wind up in many killfiles. A lesser problem is that most free
    >> and low cost news servers do not carry "binary" newsgroups because
    >> the wareZ, trojanZ, pr0n and virus-ware posted to those groups tends
    >> to take up a LOT of space. Commercial news servers still carry a lot
    >> of those groups, but they cost more.
    >>
    >> Old guy

    >
    >
    >


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