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I'm looking for a General NNTP client web app, Things I need are

  1. I can give it the address of a server and start working.
  2. Can post to the NNTP server.
  3. It doesn't re download everything each tine I change pages.
  4. Keeps track of my read/un-read info
  5. real threaded view where I can see what something is in reply to rather than just it's sequence in time.

The first thing to come to mind is Google groups but, while I'm fairly sure it gives 3 and maybe 4 but I know it doesn't give 1 or IIRC 2 and given that GMail doesn't seem to have 5 I rather suspect groups doesn't either.


Note: this is not a Stackoverflow question as I'm not looking to build such an app. Nor is it a ServerFault question as I'm not even looking to install such an app (I don't even have a server I could install it on).

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I'm guessing that GG just doesn't carry a particular group you like, and them's just the breaks. No one is going to go up against GG, that's a losing proposition on an eternally dying technology. No one will give you admin privileges to add servers, groups or hierarchies. –  Thufir Dec 14 '12 at 11:37
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There is something like NewsReader.com but its paid. Personally I have never tried it, so I cannot really recommend this site.

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If I understand your question, you want to read news such as Usenet News.

One way to do that is to install software on your PC that directly connects to a NNTP server.

There's a long list of such software at Wikipedia: "List of Usenet newsreaders" and Wikipedia: "Comparison of Usenet newsreaders".

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I want to read news such as Usenet News from a device which I can't install software on: google.com/chromeos/pilot-program-cr48.html –  BCS Mar 26 '11 at 16:06
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Try this, although it does not fulfill all your requirements http://newsgroupstats.info/

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