[Users] news reader

Brad Rogers brad at fineby.me.uk
Sun Sep 16 07:58:34 CEST 2018

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 20:32:40 +0100
Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:

Hello Dave,

>news server. username and password? I thought newsgroups were public?

As you've read from others;  Some are, some aren't.

Even then, many now still require that you authenticate.  Even if it's
only because they want to monetise the service, somehow.

As an aside, back when anonymous ftp was common, when logging in as
'anonymous', anything put in the password field would work (including
nothing), but the convention was to use your email address.

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