Why Easynews? Here's Why...

We're Different

What makes Easynews different than every other Usenet provider you may ask. Imagine this, every computer you get on already has a newsreader, a Usenet account, and an active Usenet server waiting for you to log onto. That is what Easynews is. You don't need to repair or assemble files because Easynews has already done this for you. When you search you get a preview of the content be it a sample of an audio file or a thumbnail of a picture, and these previews don't eat into your bandwidth.

You Save Time and Eliminate the Hassle

If you can use a search engine then you can use Easynews, saving you time and energy over traditional Usenet access. Our Global Search allows you to target posts with very high accuracy. Easynews brings the power and resources of Usenet to your browser and takes the hassle of combining multi-part messages away.

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Reliable and Solid

Easynews has been an industry leader in the Usenet business for over 15 years. We're a company you can trust to deliver you high-quality, browser based newsgroup access from anywhere you choose. We are constantly striving to remain on the cutting edge with high retention rates and completion.

Retention

Easynews is committed to bringing you the best retention you'll find anywhere. We are continually working on upgrading our capacity, both on the web/browser side as well as on the newsreader/NNTP. And remember, there is no client needed for access, just a browser!

Easynews Big Gig
  • The Easynews BIG GIG plan currently features 1824 days of web retention.
  • 2238 days retention for all groups using your favorite newsreader.
Easynews Plus
  • The Easynews PLUS plan currently features 525 days of web retention.
  • 2238 days retention for all groups using your favorite newsreader.
Easynews Classic
  • Easynews CLASSIC plan currently features 365 days of web retention.
  • 2238 days retention for all groups using your favorite newsreader.

Features and Pricing

You'll be hard pressed to find a more complete package of services, features at any price. We offer 3 plans to meet anyone's pocketbook requirements, each packed with the features you'd expect at a higher price.

Roll-Over Gigs: Your unused bytes are rolled-over into your next billing cycle. Hey you paid for them, you get to use them when you need them!

Loyalty: We reward our loyal customers with more of what they want, free stuff! Receive additional Gigs for every year of your continued subscription.

  • 12 Gigabytes for our BIG GIG customers.
  • 2 Gigabytes for our PLUS customers.
  • 1 Gigabyte for our CLASSIC customers.

Free Headers: Web indexes and NNTP headers are FREE! No download limit on headers and doing so doesn't count against your gigs.

Newsreader/NNTP Discounts: NNTP data transfers are discounted by 25%! If you prefer using a client, great! We'll give you a 25% bonus on your gigs by doing so.

Participate in our free gig offers and use up to 154 gigs on HTTP or 205.3 gigs on NNTP.

  • 12 Gigabytes for our BIG GIG customers.
  • 2 Gigabytes for our PLUS customers.

Pay As You Go: You are never locked into a high monthly rate. Buy what you need, when you need it.

Flexible Payment Types: Payable by credit card, cash, web 900# or mail-in subscription.

Free Trial: Risk-free, money back guarantee.

Speed

Unlike our competitors, Easynews is the ISP. We control our own servers and routers - right to the backbone. You can't get better than direct access.

  • Connected to 4 major backbones via directly connected, multiple 10 GigE ports: Level 3, GBLX, Highwinds Network, Deutsche Telekom.
  • Direct access into over 900 ISPs over private and public peering exchanges.
  • Choose the fastest backbone for your downloads by using our Route Selector.
  • No rate limits. Most Easynews users are able to max out their connection.
  • Unlimited HTTP and NNTP connections.

Support

Easynews has the best access to support in Usenet. All accounts at Easynews have access to a dedicated support staff who are available 24/7/365 via e-mail, toll-free phone, web chat or our support newsgroup.

Privacy

Easynews takes your privacy seriously. We have one of the most aggressive privacy policies in the Usenet industry.

  • Easynews will never sell your information to a 3rd party.
  • Easynews will never contain pop-ups, pop-unders or other adware.
  • Secure NNTP Usenet access (over SSL via NNTPS) included with your subscription.
  • Secure HTTP Usenet access (over SSL via HTTPS) included in your subscription.

Web Server Features

Browser Access
  • Bulk downloads are made easy with our time saving, hassle-free Zip Manager. Similar to online shopping carts, browse to the files you want and add them to the zip manager for one easy to download zip file.
  • The web site also listens on port 81 to bypass broken web cache/proxy servers at your work or ISP.
NNTP/Newsreader Access
  • We carry over 100,000 newsgroups.
  • If we do not carry a particular group, you can request that it be added.
  • Over 99% completion.
  • NNTP headers are free. Downloading them does not count toward your gig limit.
  • We offer a U.S. and a European NNTP news farm option: - U.S. NNTP farm address: news.us.easynews.com. - European NNTP farm address: news.eu.easynews.com.
  • No need to juggle multiple news servers. Our front-end news servers intelligently handle multiple backend servers.
  • Multiple port options: proxy.news.us.easynews.com (U.S.) and proxy.news.eu.easynews.com (Europe) listen on ports 21, 22, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 443, 8000 and 8080 to allow you to bypass firewalls or rate limits on port 119.
  • FREE SSL via our U.S. farm: NNTPS - secure.news.us.easynews.com And our European farm: NNTPS - secure.news.eu.easynews.com These addresses will listen on ports 21, 22, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 443, 563, 8000 and 8080

Community

When you become a member of Easynews, you join a multi-national community of Internet and Usenet users.

  • This community has donated over 25,000 years of CPU time to various distributed computing efforts on the Internet. Easynews currently supports the World Community Grid, which carries out research for the FightAIDS@Home and Human Proteome Folding projects. The Easynews Team at WCG.org is currently ranked as the #2 contributor in results returned to the project with over 30 million results returned!
  • The easynews.support newsgroup is a great resource for new Usenet users. Community members participate in the group daily.
  • As a member of the community, you have high-speed access to our mirrors area.
  • This community is also very quick to recommend Easynews to others. In fact, nearly all of our business is word-of-mouth. If you know of someone, earn free access by referring a friend now!