Ok well when I first started out on news groups I was excited. Using verizon's newsgroups where good with 14 days binarie retention However 2 hours later when 600 blocks where missing i was not. Since then I have looked far and wide for a better free news group solution. AND HERE IT IS freebin.readnews.com that is the server name on port 119 and has a total of 4 connections. This has almost all of the best groups and a total of 14 days retetion all for free. Thanks to all of those who helped me get started on newsgroups. Also use news file grabber and use a bin search on google or something.