Want to try out Usenet for free?
Free Usenet servers luckily do exist for those who want a very occasional usage because they are unreliable and unrepresentative of the wider network. The Usenet network is stable, secure, complete (binary and text) and fast.
There are a small amount of Usenet servers that offer free access to newsgroups. Some are servers still in beta testing (Binload), others offer limited free access to promote their paying service. But these servers are not up to the standard of the premium ones: They have reduced or capped speed - Unsupported groups - Lower retention - Unstable access - No SSl
Free Usenet Newsgroup Access
XENNANEWS Best Free Usenet provider - Xennanews is part of XSNews
Looking for XSNews reseller?
UsenetBucket (Newsgroup provider located in Holland) has Premium account as low as 2.95 €/Monthly - Usenetbucket is on the XSnews network
No user name or password needed
Speed: No Speed limit
Retention: It's about 750 days of retention
Bandwidth limit: NO
Looking for Non US-based Usenet providers
ExtremeUsenet (Newsgroup provider located in Holland) has Premium account as low as 4€/Monthly and only 38.40 €/ Yearly
User: Enter the login information you received
Pass: Enter the login information you received
Speed: 1 Mbit
Retention: 10 days
Bandwidth limit: YES
Just4today down? Looking for a low cost newsgroup service ?
We strongly recommend UsenetServer's Unlimited special: $95.40/year - The cheapest usenet provider on the market when you buy 12mo plan
($95.40 for 12 months is only $7.95/mo)
Free Usenet server with a User/Password that changes daily !
Retention: 10 days
Notes: High speed download of about 10 MBit/s
Free binaries Usenet Servers using IPv6 - You have to enable the IPv6 Internet Connection => How to connect to the IPv6 Internet?
XSNEWS: Usenet provider offering IPv6 usenet account
User: xsnews.nl registration is closed - Only registered users can access
Pass: xsnews.nl registration is closed - Only registered users can access
Retention: 107 days
Note: Your account is still limited to 20 mbit/s
XS4ALL: The IPv6 newsserver is newszilla.xs4all.nl
Retention: 18 days
Note: Your account is still limited to 150 ko/s
TELE2: The IPv6 newsserver is weathergirl-ipv6.tele2.net for non-Tele2 customers
User: No username
Pass: No password
Retention: 20 days
Note: Tele2 customers can have more connections