14 April 2017

Finding an offline newsreader

This article is based on material authored by members of the news.newusers.questions Moderation Board and nnq-workers mailing list.

Mozilla Seamonkey can be used offline but lacks the more powerful features normally found in a stand-alone newsreader. If you do decide to use it, please configure it not to post HTML or attach Vcards to newsgroups postings. In case you’re interested in finding a better newsreader, here are some suggestions:

macOS: MacSOUP

A good offline newsreader for the Mac is MacSOUP. It’s shareware: you can try it for free, but if you decide to keep it, you should pay for it.

Windows: Forté Agent

Agent is one of the best offline newsreaders available for Windows. (Free Agent has been discontinued.)

For assistance in using Agent, subscribe to the newsgroup alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent.

Where to find more alternatives

You can visit the newsgroup news.software.readers and ask which newsreaders are made for your system.