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A better USENET provider then Astraweb?

Discussion in 'Usenet newsgroups - Help, how-tos and discussion' started by wheelstb, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    My USENET account has expired I was with Astraweb. Can anyone recommend a better provider? Preferably one with long retention, decent prices and most importantly one that is not so gung ho to remove binary content.

    I have heard that Tweaknews was pretty good in terms of not being quick to remove binary content but, then I heard they were just the same as everyone else.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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    RealGomer Regular member

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    I haven't had any problems with Astraweb. When I last looked, they were one of the cheaper sites and offered various "pay as you go" plans.
     
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    wheelstb Regular member

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    Thanks for your input. I have had some problems with it. I have gone to TweakNews. I have no problem getting what I want. But the speed is not nearly as fast as it should be. Nor is the speed consistent.
     
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    Try different ports and servers if TweakNews offers them. I have my client set so that it connects to all server and port combinations on Astra.
     
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    Great point. I will try that out. For while the speed was great. Now it's erratic but, usually much slower than it should be. What client do you use?
     
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