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Newsgroups may or may not be Usenet, it can also be an interface to online forums.


The easiest to look around, specially if is a server not in Usenet, is using lynx:

lynx news://

Otherwise Alpine is great –even if a bit complicated to configure–.


I’ve been happy using for read-only.

Not Usenet

These three are connected and share groups:

SDF has some local groups (very inactive, needs account on SDF):

Last updated Jul 7, 2023