The NewsDemon Blog
March 2nd, 2009
Usenet hosts thousands upon thousands of newsgroups that can be subscribed to with a newsreader. A newsreader client allows the user to subscribe to these newsgroups and download the headers and messages from Usenet.
There are a variety of newsreaders that fit most any operating system and user preferences by the amount of features each have. Newsdemon.com now offers tutorials and information on some of the most popular newsreaders. These newsreaders cover Windows, OSX and Linux platforms.
The tutorials are specifically made to go alongside your Newsdemon.com Usenet access account.
Newsdemon.com members receive a free version of the award winning Newsrover newsreader. The version of Newsrover is preconfigured with your Newsdemon.com access account. You can find details in your member login page on how to download, set-up and configure your Newsreader. A video newsrover tutorial is also available.
We want to be able to cater to all of our customers. If you have a newsreader you would like us to feature and offer a tutorial on, please send your request to your support department.
June 1st, 2008
Newsrover Version 13.3 has been uploaded to our system. If you would like to download this copy, please download a copy from the following url:
Here is a summary of recent changes. For more detailed information, see
* Changed the Configure/Server screen so that it is now possible to have two
entries for the same news server. You can specify a server nickname to cause
the two entries to have different display names.
* Improved the error retry facility so that logon errors are retried as well
as download I/O errors.
* Improved the handling of arrow and Home/End keys in the search screens.
* Made a change so that the currently selected message is not changed when a
download of another message finishes.
* The up/down-arrow and page up/down keys can now be used to scroll through
the newsgroup subscription list.
* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to crash when pictures were deleted
while viewing them in the Slide Show viewer.
* Fixed a bug related to changing the Encrypted/Non-encrypted status of a
group that had a file attachment larger than 2GB.
* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to crash if the “Folders” item on
the menu for the File Attachments section was clicked when there were no
defined filing folders.
* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to crash if a file was launched
from the File Attachments section and the file attachments section was closed
and reopened while the file was being launched.
* Fixed a problem that could cause News Rover to crash if the Delete key was
held down to delete many messages while other messages were being downloaded
by the same group.
* Fixed a problem that could cause News Rover to crash if the message list
was refreshed while performing a Save-As or Move-To operation.
* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to hang in some conditions if the
up-arrow key was used to try to move above the top item in the message
* Fixed a bug that caused serious display problems when News Rover was run
with Vista 64 with SP1.
April 14th, 2008
The Latest revisions of Version 13.2 address the following:
- Improved the error retry facility so that logon errors are retried as well as download I/O errors. There is a new parameter on the Configure/Advanced screen that specifies the number of times to retry errors.
- Changed the Configure/Server screen so that it is now possible to have two entries for the same news server. You can specify a server nickname to cause the two entries to have different display names.
- Fixed a problem that could cause News Rover to crash if the Delete key was held down to delete many messages while other messages were being downloaded by the same group.
- Fixed a problem that could cause News Rover to crash if the message list was refreshed while performing a Save-As or Move-To operation.
- When event logging is turned on, News Rover now presents a screen with a button that can be clicked to copy the event log file specification into the clipboard.
- Removed the option from subscribed newsgroups and Autoscan to not combine parts of multipart messages.
Just a reminder, Newsdemon provides a FREE registered copy of Newsrover with ALL Newsdemon Newsgroups subscription plans!
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