Usenet News Servers

Free Public Open News Services

News Server
Information
The following list of Internet Links are for Free Public Usenet News Servers.

For additional information on these News Server links, and how to configure your News Reader application, see the information at the bottom of this page and the News topic in the How To area.
Attention! Many of these free Servers carry the alt.* Newsgroup, along with other binary Newsgroups. Please do not abuse these servers by spending numerous hours on them downloading binaries, otherwise we may be locked out of our free use of them.

UseNet News Lists and Search Pages

Deja News Internet Search for articles in UseNet Newsgroups.
Super News Internet UseNet Info and Search.
Yahoo NNTP Search Page Internet Search for all NNTP Usenet News Servers.

UseNet News Servers

207.48.53.203 Full NewsFeed (20,000+ Newsgroups) including alt.* [a #1 site].
bass.clari.net biz.clarinet.*
ccnews.nctu.edu.tw cna.*
daria.cdnow.com A few Newsgroups (400+) mostly music related.
fstgal00.tu-graz.ac.at tu-graz.*
galaxy.uci.agh.pl pl.*
galaxy.uci.agh.edu.pl Approximately 70 Newsgroups of pl.*
Location: University of Mining and Metalurgy, Krakow, Polska.
Contact: Grzegorz Aksamit <aksamit@uci.agh.edu.pl>
goo.npd.usace.army.mil usace.jobs.npd
ilex.fernuni-hagen.de feu.*
info.evansville.net evv.* scubacentral.*
lehi.kuentos.guam.net guam.*
leol.net-link.net net-link.*
linus.pageworks.com A few Newsgroups (600+).
masala.cc.uh.edu uh.cba.disc4372
msnews.microsoft.com Microsoft Software Products Peer Support.
netra.oscs.montana.edu Numerous Newsgroups (2,000+).
news.apk.net alt.sports.* cle.* pl.*
news.bconnex.net simcoe.*
news.cc.uni.torun.pl Numerous Newsgroups.
Location: Univ. Comp. Center, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun, Polska.
news.cis.nctu.edu.tw cis.* cna.* nctu.* tw.*
news.csie.nctu.edu.tw csie.* nctu.* tw.bbs.*
news.cww.de cityweb.*
news.htw-zittau.de Numerous Newsgroups.
news.iol.it A few Newsgroups (Italy related): iol.* it.*
news.man.torun.pl A few Newsgroups.
Alias: news.cc.uni.torun.pl
Location: TORMAN Laboratory,Univ. Comp. Center, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun, Polska
news.nasionet.net A few Newsgroups (2,000+).
news.onet.pl pl.*
news.patriot.net A few Newsgroups.
news.phil.uni-sb.de saar.*
news.rwth-aachen.de oecher.* rwth.*
news.savvis.com Full NewsFeed (15,000+ Newsgroups) including alt.*
news.silcom.com A few Newsgroups: tri.* triad-online.* trial.* triangle.*
news.ta3.sk A few Newsgroups.
news.uidaho.edu 200+ Newsgroups: bofh.* idaho.* uidaho.*
news.uni-hildesheim.de Numerous Newsgroups including some alt.*
news.uni-hohenheim.de Numerous Newsgroups (8,000+) including alt.*
news.uni-stuttgart.de Numerous Newsgroups including alt.*
news.vanderbilt.edu nashville.* tn.* vu.*
news.vol.it Italy related?: cd.* tol.it.netscuola.* vol.*
news.vsnl.net.in Full NewsFeed (20,000+ Newsgroups) including alt.* [a #1 site].
newshost.uwo.ca uwo.*
newshound.csrv.uidaho.edu bofh.* idaho.* uidaho.*
nntp.net-link.net net-link.*
ns.health.gov.sk.ca A few Newsgroups (2,000+) (Sask. Canada?).
oravannahka.helsinki.fi helsinki.* hy.*
portal.gmu.edu gmu.course.*
secnews.netscape.com Netscape's secure news server for Netscape product support.
shadows.aeon.net A few Newsgroups.
silicon.teknowledge.com A few Newsgroups (2,000+).
sinister.tiac.net bumbershoot sinister.general
usenet.seri.re.kr han.*
Legend

News Server
Information
The Newsgroup Topics and Total Number of Newsgroups carried by each News Server varies, as does your ability to post news articles to them.  Many of these Servers are in Europe, and may carry specialized and/or non-english Newsgroups.
Be aware that the Servers that carry Full NewsFeeds, those with 10,000+ Newsgroups, tend to be slow.

These News Servers are currently free and open to all users, but may change at any time.  If you continually receive an error stating that you are not allowed to talk on the Server, please email us at webmaster@neonet.bc.ca and we'll remove the Server from this list.

Disclaimer Some of these News Servers may contain illegal, illicit, or explicit material.  We recommend that you check any binary files received from these servers for viruses prior to using them.
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