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NewsWolf

By Netwu.com Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Designed to complement your Usenet newsreader by searching out public-access news servers, this tool offers real usefulness only to those who post to newsgroups frequently throughout the day.

NewsWolf's interface has several buttons and multiple panes; the resulting design is slightly cluttered and confusing. Once you enter your ISP's news server, NewsWolf downloads and displays its list of newsgroups. The on-the-fly filtering feature worked well. After we specified newsgroups of interest, the tool searched for free news servers and determined which ones didn't require authentication after making a successful connection. It worked quickly, but the process of working through the entire list of servers required a long wait.

Despite the publisher's claims, the app didn't download article headers from our selected newsgroups. A help guide would be a welcome addition to this free program. Incessant posters to Usenet groups and experienced users may find NewsWolf a handy addition to their newsreader tool pack, but novices will be left confused.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.41

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added January 23, 2007
Version 1.41

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 26,870
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

NewsWolf is a tool that searches for public access news servers in specific news group. On selecting a newsgroup of interest, NewsWolf will directly connect to your default news server and begin importing the selected newsgroup's article headers. The program will expand news server names from downloaded article headers and check them automatically. The result lists of news servers include their details and whether they accept non-member postings. This program is an excellent companion to your newsreader, greatly extending the speed and access to free newsgroups.

Version 1.41 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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