I've been using various newsreaders for years to follow Usenet groups, but I would now appreciate to not be tied to a particular computer or platform. Note that I'm not ready to pay a monthly subscription to read the few text-only groups I'm interested in.

Is there any solution, beside Google Groups, to read Usenet groups (and post to them) from any computer (to either use online or install on my own server)? I am looking for something that is closer to a newsreader, with scores, mark-thread-as-read, ignore-thread, etc.

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Do you know the Open-News-Network? They have Webnewsreaders. Not sure if it's what you're looking for.

  • I registered on ONN, and will hopefully be able to try it soon... Sep 16, 2010 at 18:42

It may not be a good fit for your requirements, but I follow some groups like comp.python which are mirrored to email, and sometimes I read those at http://news.gmane.org/. I don't think they have everything, but depending on what you read it might be an option.

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