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Comparative overview of newsreaders

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On this page you can see the functionality of several popular newsreaders. The Links page contains more newsreaders.

SABnzbd (tip!) Grabit NNTPGrab Alt.Binz Newshosting Usenet Explorer
Modern techniques
Import NZB files image image image image image image
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SSL image image image image image image
Search engine built-in   image*1   image image image
Monitor NZB folder image   image image image image
Automatically repair and extract image image image (partially) image image image
Speed limiter image   image image   image
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Traditional techniques
Virtual newsgroups           image
Filter headers   image     image image
Take sample of headers   image        
Misc
Linux version image with Wine image with Wine image  
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Support Socks-proxy       image   image
Difficulty easy easy easy average easy above average
User interface quality + + + + / - + -
Price free and open-source free *1 free and open-source 'Donation' required to be able to use newer versions see below $35
RemarksYou control SABnzbd via your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer etc).   This is a powerful and free newsreader that is built for browsing Newshosting newsgroups. It's preconfigured to your account.Yearly payment to be able to keep using the built-in search engine and to get updates.

*1 = not for free. Grabit's search engine can be used freely 5 times a day, after that you'll have to pay. NewsLeecher charges $29.95 per year for its 'SuperSeach'-service plus NewsLeecher upgrades.
*2 = Free upgrades for just one year. Also see *1 above for the combination of NewsLeecher upgrades & SuperSearch.

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