in Mac Software edited January 2014
On Win32, I used to use Mozilla MailNews as my newsreader, because OE was nearly unusable and Forte Agent sucked.

Now, Mac OS X is a different matter. OE isn't even available, Mozilla is ugly on this platform (and much, much slower as well) and Forte doesn't exist either. I tried NewsWatcher and hated it. I tried Newsflash and loooooved how it took it quarter an hour to read the headers in a newsgroup (yes, I know, it's an alpha). Next was Halime, which is neat, but: I can't send any message. I always get error messages about an invalid message ID. If I'm not mistaken, the newsreader sholdn't try to generate a message ID in the first place. But is there any possible fix? Or am I stuck with Mozilla (eww)?


  • Reply 1 of 6
    Have you tried <a href=""; target="_blank">Thoth</a>?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Several times, and hated the interface. Now I'm trying it again, and SLOWLY (very slowly), I'm getting used to it.

    I also figured out how to figure out a default signature.

    But: What's wrong with sorting? If I sort a group by date, it does sort *something*, but certainly not by date <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    Anyone else got more experience with it?

    I have to be honest, I tend to read NGs through Google Groups these days...
  • Reply 4 of 6
    kukukuku Posts: 254member
    it will depend on what you use newsgroups for.

    Image inline viewing?

    Discussion like posting?

    Batch downloading?

    search engine?

    Mass Spamming? heh

    For my needs, Thoth is great for batching downloading, and quick searching.

    MT-newswatcher is good for image viewing. and the list goes on...

  • Reply 5 of 6
    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
    how about hogwasher?
  • Reply 6 of 6
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    [quote]Originally posted by badtz:

    <strong>how about hogwasher?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I don't remember any more why, but I hated it.

    Actually, I'm still confused about Thoth. It seems like it's an online-only reader, right? Shouldn't it *stil* be able to store already downloaded message headers and bodies?
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