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Tutorial: Downloading with GrabIt

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Welcome to the howto for the newsreader GrabIt. GrabIt is an easy-to-use newsreader that is especially popular among beginners. This tutorial is written for GrabIt v1.7.*. First I will point out some of the advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages

  • Free (except unlimited usage of the Usenet Search and Usenet Browser functions)
  • Easy to use;
  • Simple interface;
  • Built-in (not for free) GrabIt Usenet Search to locate posts on Usenet quickly without fetching headers.

Disadvantages

  • Poor multiple server support;
  • The processing of downloaded headers takes a long time, especially with large groups.

Download GrabIt (link opens in a new window)

note The latest version of this program is version 1.7.5 Beta which was released on October 26, 2017
What has been improved in this version?

Issues that will be discussed in this tutorial:

  1. Configuration
  2. Adding servers
  3. Downloading using NZB files
  4. Usenet Search and Browser
  5. Traditional download method
  6. Posting short messages into Usenet newsgroups

I won’t discuss installing GrabIt because this involves nothing more than selecting your installation directory and clicking ‘next’ a couple of times.

To the next chapter: Configuration

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