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Old 03-28-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
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OT: Question about Forte newsreader

Someone recommended using Forte Free Agent 2.0 for a news reader. I'd like
to hear comments, good & bad, about this newsreader, and where to download
it. Thanks! I'm ready to give Outlook Express the heave ho, and trying
something new. If anyone has suggestions for something better than Forte,
let me know about those as well.

Gary



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Old 03-28-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

"GEB" <n3vsn@NOSPAMepix.net> wrote in
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> Someone recommended using Forte Free Agent 2.0 for a news reader.
> I'd like to hear comments, good & bad, about this newsreader, and
> where to download it. Thanks! I'm ready to give Outlook Express the
> heave ho, and trying something new. If anyone has suggestions for
> something better than Forte, let me know about those as well.
>
> Gary


Tried it once, didn't like it too much. IMO, the best free newsreader
is Xnews. Been using it for years. http://xnews.newsguy.com

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Old 03-28-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

Just out of curiosity, why are you heaving OE ?

Kate


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Old 03-28-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

Mainly cause I'm tired of it's boring looks, and ready to try something new.
In one of the other groups I'm in, to send a video file, you have to split
it up into multiple posts, and OE is a royal pain to do that. Same goes for
downloading and reassembling them.

Gary

"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
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> Just out of curiosity, why are you heaving OE ?
>
> Kate
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Old 03-28-2005, 16:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 17:24:10 GMT, "GEB" <n3vsn@NOSPAMepix.net> wrote:

>Someone recommended using Forte Free Agent 2.0 for a news reader. I'd like
>to hear comments, good & bad, about this newsreader, and where to download
>it. Thanks! I'm ready to give Outlook Express the heave ho, and trying
>something new. If anyone has suggestions for something better than Forte,
>let me know about those as well.
>
>Gary
>
>


I use Agent for reading text groups (like this one)...It will
generally handle multi-part binaries ok, but can get confused
occasionally. (but that's an easy fix)
Setup is straightforward...but there are a couple things to look out
for, especially if you're downloading big files.
I think it's easier to use than OE and Xnews.
http://forteinc.com/agent/download.php

X-news does a better job uploading and downloading binaries
(especially incompletes) and works fine once you've got it setup.
I don't prefer it for text groups. (but it has no problem with them)
The learing curve may be a little steeper than Agent, but once you've
got it going, (use the test groups for upload tests...it's worth it)
it's much more flexible.

Both will handle yenc.

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Old 03-28-2005, 16:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

I use it and I'm very happy with it... and have been for many years.
http://www.forteinc.com/agent/

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 17:24:10 GMT, "GEB" <n3vsn@NOSPAMepix.net> wrote:

>Someone recommended using Forte Free Agent 2.0 for a news reader. I'd like
>to hear comments, good & bad, about this newsreader, and where to download
>it. Thanks! I'm ready to give Outlook Express the heave ho, and trying
>something new. If anyone has suggestions for something better than Forte,
>let me know about those as well.
>
>Gary
>
>


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Old 03-28-2005, 16:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

Ahhh... ok, I get it now.

Kate

"GEB" <n3vsn@NOSPAMepix.net> wrote in message
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| Mainly cause I'm tired of it's boring looks, and ready to try something
new.
| In one of the other groups I'm in, to send a video file, you have to split
| it up into multiple posts, and OE is a royal pain to do that. Same goes
for
| downloading and reassembling them.
|
| Gary
|
| "SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
| news:QNY1e.7574$z.2506@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
| > Just out of curiosity, why are you heaving OE ?
| >
| > Kate
| >
| >
|
|


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Old 03-28-2005, 20:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 17:24:10 GMT, "GEB" <n3vsn@NOSPAMepix.net> wrote
something wonderfully witty:

>Someone recommended using Forte Free Agent 2.0 for a news reader. I'd like
>to hear comments, good & bad, about this newsreader, and where to download
>it. Thanks! I'm ready to give Outlook Express the heave ho, and trying
>something new. If anyone has suggestions for something better than Forte,
>let me know about those as well.
>
>Gary
>
>

I've used it since it's inception, anyone else remember Agent .99?
Anyhow since I have used it since the beginning it is about obvious
that I like it. I've tried others, yet always come back to Agent. I
like it's look & feel, user interface, and macro-programming.

All different sorts of News Readers can be found at www.tucows.com
Download em, try em, and keep the one that suits you the best. One of
the reason that there is so many of them out there is one size truly
does not fit all, regardless of what MickeySoft thinks.
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Old 03-28-2005, 20:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader


>
> Tried it once, didn't like it too much. IMO, the best free newsreader
> is Xnews. Been using it for years. http://xnews.newsguy.com
>


I think Pan is better, and it works on many platforms.
http://pan.rebelbase.com

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Old 03-28-2005, 22:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Question about Forte newsreader

Actually, I still have .99 on a CD, though I have upgraded to 2.0.

There are a number of readers available. I like Agent, but there are
free ones which probably work just as well.

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 20:04:17 -0500, ZombyWoof <Zomby-Woof@Zappa.net>
wrote:

>On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 17:24:10 GMT, "GEB" <n3vsn@NOSPAMepix.net> wrote
>something wonderfully witty:
>
>>Someone recommended using Forte Free Agent 2.0 for a news reader. I'd like
>>to hear comments, good & bad, about this newsreader, and where to download
>>it. Thanks! I'm ready to give Outlook Express the heave ho, and trying
>>something new. If anyone has suggestions for something better than Forte,
>>let me know about those as well.
>>
>>Gary
>>
>>

>I've used it since it's inception, anyone else remember Agent .99?
>Anyhow since I have used it since the beginning it is about obvious
>that I like it. I've tried others, yet always come back to Agent. I
>like it's look & feel, user interface, and macro-programming.
>
>All different sorts of News Readers can be found at www.tucows.com
>Download em, try em, and keep the one that suits you the best. One of
>the reason that there is so many of them out there is one size truly
>does not fit all, regardless of what MickeySoft thinks.


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