What is Newsgroup Retention?
Retention is the amount of time that messages and files are kept on the servers. When a message or files is posted on to a Newsgroup, the file has a lifespan of a certain amount of days before it expires in order to make room for new messages and files that are constantly being posted on to Newsgroups. With a high retention rate, it allows the user to access older messages and files.
There are two “types” of retention. The retention on our servers and the retention period on the index you’re a member of. The meaning is sort of the same, the difference is the retention on an index is the time they will keep the entire post on their website.
Because of our Usenet feed provider, we’re able to provide speed and completion rates and substantial retention rates in every newsgroup supported by our services.