News Rover Usenet Newsreader -- Search and download Usenet newsgroup messages and files
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There are dozens of Usenet newsreaders on the market. Why is News Rover the best newsreader, and why have tens of thousands of people abandoned other newsreaders and switched to News Rover?

Three Modes of Operation

News Rover is the only news reader that provides these three modes of operation:
  • Subscribed newsgroups -- You select which newsgroups you want to browse, "subscribe" to them, download a list of available messages and then double-click the entries you want to download. This is an excellent method to use when you want to browse a newsgroup. News Rover takes care of the details of getting multi-part messages with file attachments.

  • Autoscan -- Autoscan is designed for unattended operation. You set up one or more "Interest Groups" that specify which newsgroups are to be scanned and describe the types of messages you want to download. You can then leave Autoscan working for you while you are sleeping, at work or doing other things. It will scan the newsgroups and download and decode all messages that meet your selection criteria. If you wish, you can create Interest Groups that only download messages that have jpg, mpg, avi or other types of attachments.

  • Global Search -- Global Usenet Search is one of the most powerful features of News Rover. You specify keywords you are looking for and News Rover searches Usenet newsgroups looking for messages with those keywords. You can then just double-click the matching messages that you want to download.

    Picture Gallery

    The Picture Gallery displays an array of thumbnail images of JPG pictures that been downloaded. You can click on a thumbnail image to see the full-size picture. News Rover also has a built in slide show feature that makes it easy to scan forward and backward through your picture collection.

Learn More About These Features
Unattended Scanning & Downloading
Interest groups
Picture gallery
Include and Exclude expressions
Multi-part file reconstruction
Duplicate file and message elimination
Post new messages and send replies
Scanning multiple news servers
File folders
Spam elimination
Blocking senders
Speed and efficiency
Scheduled execution
Built-in spelling checker
Privacy and file encryption
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Speed and Efficiency

News Rover is designed to run fast and save you time. News Rover is a "multi-threaded" program. That means that it can be doing many things at the same time. You can have multiple simultaneous downloads running from many newsgroups and news servers and browse your downloaded messages and files at the same time. News Rover has a pipelined architecture to speed the processing of downloaded files. While one thread receives a message, another is busy decoding the last received message and others are performing interactive operations for you. The result is maximum download speeds and snappy response to your commands.

Multiple News Server Support

News Rover supports up to 32 Usenet news servers, and this support is completely integrated with all of its functions. You can subscribe to newsgroups on all of your news servers. You can configure Autoscan to scan multiple servers automatically and combine the messages it finds on all of the servers. News Rover can scan multiple servers simultaneously.

Password Protection and Encryption

The News Rover Password Protection Option allows you to designate certain newsgroups as protected. These groups (and the messages and files in them) will be hidden from view unless you enter your password. You can also specify that downloaded files for these groups are to be encrypted.

Display Filters

Display Filters are used to select which messages are displayed. Suppose you subscribe to an picture newsgroup and download the list of messages. There may be many messages with picture files attached to them, but there may also be messages that don't have picture attachments. By selecting the display filter "Messages with JPG files" only those messages that have complete JPG picture attachments will be displayed; text messages will be filtered out along with incomplete multi-part messages and messages that have other types of files attached to them. Furthermore, when this filter is selected, multi-part messages are shown as a single line in the list, and you can double-click the entry to download and combine all of the parts.

Other display filters are available to select only messages with JPG file attachments or multimedia (AVI, MPG, etc.). You can also define your own custom display filters to select exactly the set of messages you are looking for. And any time you want to see the full set of messages, just select the "All messages" display filter.