The software - The installation

  • What is a newsreader?

    Just like a browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) is needed in order to access the Internet, the Usenet requires a so called newsreader. The newsreader allows you to find specific contents on the Usenet and to take part in discussions.
  • What newsreader is best for me?

    You can use our service with any newsreader.
    In order to configure any newsreader please use the following settings:

    - Servername:
    - Port: 119 or 443
    - Your username (avi-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxx)
    - Your password

    You can download the newsreaders that our customers recommend in your member area.
  • I have a Mac or Linux computer - is there any special software available?

    Yes, we do suggest the use of the Tangysoft Newsreader that is available for free for all the common operating systems (Windows, OS X, Linux). In addition there is a variety of newsreaders available for all existing operating systems. Most of these newsreaders are free and can be used for downloading with UseNeXT.