Agent

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.93
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
January 24, 2003
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
962,129
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 5 stars

    "good"

    July 10, 2005   |   By abc_9876

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Pros

    it's good

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  • 5 stars

    "absolut rubish for the money there are many out there"

    April 17, 2005   |   By just-looking

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Pros

    read news with diffulculty

    Cons

    not worth even downloading,,

    its not free as stated,,,

    its shareware r u b b ish

    viewing the pictures requires extra work,

    as for trogens well you see a ffile attachment for a program or mp3 that you like,, select then click save attachments,,but then its to late,,,

    with most news readers these days you can normally tell what sort of attachment extention it has thus giving u the chance of avioding the viruses

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  • 4 stars

    "Happy user"

    April 11, 2005   |   By xanadu1963

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Pros

    I've been using Forte Agent for years and it's easily worth the registration. They are going to bring out 3.0 which will incorporate multiple news servers.

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect for mass bianaries, WARNING w/ 64 (read more)"

    January 20, 2005

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    New to newsgroups? this is the perfect program. Automatically decodes all common attachment encodings. You do nothoing except highlight and choose save all attachments.

    If you are using windows 64 bit addition, download 2.0 from forteinc.com, it works flawlessly, otherwise 1.93 is terrific. Hopefully cnet will get 2.0 on their download list.

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  • 1 stars

    "Crashes with XP 64"

    January 05, 2005

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    This program does not run in the windows xp 64 enviroment. It fails to establish a winsoc and crashes.

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  • 1 stars

    "Outdated"

    July 06, 2004   |   By WilliamKazak

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    This is not free.You must buy the "real" version and then keep paying for the upgrades.All of the features do not seem to work and it is impossible to understand them all anyway.As a picture downloader,it works pretty well and can be left on auto-pilot but duplicates are the result. Countless hours are spent removing picture duplicates downloaded from similar newsgroups.Yes,you can muddle along with this program but is that all that is really good about it?

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  • 1 stars

    ""Free" means free, right? Apparently not!"

    June 30, 2004

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    This title is old fashioned and outdated, not to mention the setup wants money to install a long term version. I would classify this as trialware or shareware at best.

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  • 5 stars

    "The Best Email Client and Newsgroup Client!"

    March 29, 2004

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    I've been using the freeware/shareware version for years. I find it is one of the best newsgroup readers out there. You can retrieve message in raw text format, which is truly lacking with MS Outlook and others. This raw text view easily deals with those viruses that come through your email and newsgroup articles, assuming you don't open/decode them, of course.

    I finally bought the v2.0, and so far it exceeds expectations. You can even collate and save all emails into one TXT file format in raw text form. Amazing, huh? Simplicity has its beauty.

    The only concern I got is the spam junk that come in everyday. Those jokers still come in, but with the use along side of Norton Antivirus, it helps alleviate the situation.

    I also use this newsreader/email (v2.0) for my CompuServe classic account. #$%^% AOL!

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  • 5 stars

    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

    February 13, 2004

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    I've been using Agent for a very long time. When you find something that works, you tend to stick with it! Very reliable, may not have alot of features, but it gets the job done.

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  • 5 stars

    "the best one i have used"

    January 26, 2004

    Version: Free Agent 1.93

    Summary

    I have used free agent and news agent for years, it is stable dependedable has all the features I could want

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