=> Combination of high retention (2120 + days of binary retention) and low price (access for $11 a month - Only $96 per year)
Free Trial: No
Number of connections for this server: 20
Retention: 1600 days for binary articles
news.astraweb.com port(s): 119, 23, 1818 or 8080
ssl.astraweb.com port(s): 443, 563 (THIS IS 256-BIT SSL ENCRYPTED)
How do I contact Astraweb ?: Astraweb provides all support and customer service through email and support ticket
Payment type: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EuroCard, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, Debit Cards with the Visa/MasterCard Logo and iDeal
Best Anonymous and Private Provider
Astraweb is one of the last few independent Usenet providers offering newsgroup deals that still own and run their own servers (NOT an Usenet-reseller). They own newsgroup servers and don't resell their access.
Astraweb offers a unlimited Usenet secure subscription for $11 with retention for more than 1340 days binary retention and continuing to grow. Astraweb is perfect if you want just Usenet-only access with no features like VPN, search engine or usenet browser.
- * Pros : Privacy is something that is becoming more and more important everyday on Usenet. More and more people ask about anonymity and privacy. How secure Usenet is? - Are any logs kept? - Post anonymously to Usenet? In addition to ssl connection (This encryption helps to keep your username and password safe - This will also prevent your ISP of throttling your bandwith speed or using deep packet inspection technologies) Astraweb promises not to keep any logs (Except for crucial server operations logs. These are totally anonymous and do not log your username at all) of downloads and news reading activity, offer anonymous postings and they have anonymous group requests.
- * Cons : Can get touchy with slow speeds sometimes (speed issues) In order to combat Speed averages, it is advisable to combine Astraweb and a multi-server Newsreader like Sabnzbd. With Astraweb you can have 10 connections with the European address (ssl-eu.astraweb.com) and a further 10 with the American one (ssl-us.astraweb.com)