News Service Providers
The purpose of this page is to provide information without any express or implied preference for any of the services listed.
We have formed a News Service Providers Committee (NSPC) to communicate with news adminisrators and promote propagation of the Big-8 newsgroups.
Internet Service Providers and Usenet Access
For comparison information on ISPs who provide Usenet access to their subscribers you can see the following web sites:
Note: the Big-8 Management Board is not responsible for information on nor has any affiliation with the above sites. We would appreciate hearing from you if you have further information on Usenet providers.
Standalone News Service Providers
Some free news servers
From: Black Dragon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 00:16:30 +0000 (UTC)
The following brief list of free text news servers is in alphabetical order without editorial comment. It's a short list. Check out the servers and decide for yourself which one is best for you. No one knows what works for you better than you do. [Some additions made to Black Dragon's original list.]
- Eternal September
- (blocks all posts from Google) Usenet4all
- Mixmin--This is an nntp link (nntp://news.mixmin.net). Your browser or newsreader will have to be configured correctly to use it.
- nntps://news.mixmin.net -- An nntps link. Same caveat.
A resourceful site with more information about free NNTP servers: http://www.nntpeng.willemijns.com
The following NSPs sell services to resellers who, in turn, provide access to end users. They do not provide news access subscriptions to individuals.
It is possible to gain access to some newsgroups through Mail-to-News Gateways.