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3. The news reader

3.1 Netscape

Netscape comes with an integrated news reader. The easy way to subscribe to a group is type in (or click on) a link like


Once you have subscribed, you only need to go to the message center. This can be done by clicking on the small talk balloons icon in the bottom right of a browser window.

3.2 Free Agent

Free Agent is a wonderful news reader by Forte for Windoze. See

3.3 trn and friends

The old command line newsgreaders like trn and tin are a good standby. Be sure to set the environment variable NNTPSERVER first. For example...


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