JP Vossen on 1 Sep 2009 22:28:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Free Usenet Service

> Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 21:51:23 -0400
> From: Tom <>
> Subject: [PLUG] OT: Free Usenet Service
> Verizon just announced that its pulling the plug (no pun intended) on Usenet.  
> Does anyone have any experience with free Usenet services?

Well, there's always Google Groups...  <ducks>

I've been using (was until 
2009-07-01) since 2008-12-20 when I dropped my Speakeasy line.  I very 
rarely use it, and even then only for R.H.F, and so forth.  It's text-only.

I was going to say it has been working fine, and that's more-or-less 
true, but again I rarely use it.  And when I just went to try it, all my 
subscripted groups were gone (all 5-7 of them).  But that might be a 
side-effect of switching domain names or just a Thunderbird thing, so 
I'm not sure it counts.

It's Usenet, it's free, it more-or-less works...

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