Step 1 - Signing Up With a Provider

The first step is to sign up with a Newsgroup provider. Retromags recommends NewsHosting as it is the easiest to get started with and also has a free 14 day/30GB* trial period! Newshosting also provides their own (free) newsgroup program for downloading files. The best part is that the program automatically configures itself once you enter your Newshosting username and password. Newshosting offers a few different levels of service as shown below.

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Once on their website, just follow the simple signup process. Within a few minutes you will receive an email confirming your account. Usually your account will become active immediately, but sometimes it can take a few minutes.

Go to Step 2 - Installing The Newsgroup Reader

*The Retromags collection is well over 120GB