Andrew Connell

Newsreader (NNTP, not RSS/ATOM) suggestions?

I’m currently using Outlook Express as my newsgroup (NNTP) reader of choice, but I’m not at all sold on it… it’s just the one I’m most familiar with and geek gravitating towards. However, there are a TON of things that drive me crazy about it. I thought about holding off until Windows Mail, the OE refresh in Vista, but after watching a Channel9 video, I see that the NNTP experience isn’t changing all that much. What newsreader do you use? I’m looking for a client install, not an online reader (IMHO, Google Groups is the best for searching old posts and online reading), and one that doesn’t snap into Outlook (seperate client please). Ideally I’d like to find one that has sync capabilities between two PCs like so many of the news aggregators for RSS/ATOM feeds are adopting. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I’ll followup this post with a list of all the ones suggested for others who are interested....

I’m currently using Outlook Express as my newsgroup (NNTP) reader of choice, but I’m not at all sold on it… it’s just the one I’m most familiar with and geek gravitating towards. However, there are a TON of things that drive me crazy about it. I thought about holding off until Windows Mail, the OE refresh in Vista, but after watching a Channel9 video, I see that the NNTP experience isn’t changing all that much.

What newsreader do you use? I’m looking for a client install, not an online reader (IMHO, Google Groups is the best for searching old posts and online reading), and one that doesn’t snap into Outlook (seperate client please). Ideally I’d like to find one that has sync capabilities between two PCs like so many of the news aggregators for RSS/ATOM feeds are adopting.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I’ll followup this post with a list of all the ones suggested for others who are interested.

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
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Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.