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How many concurrent connections am I allowed?

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The number of simultaneous connections you are allowed to use on our servers depends on which Newshosting account you have. The following is the number of connections allowed per account type: Account Type N...

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How does Newshosting track usage? Are headers counted?

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All bytes are counted as they leave our servers. Text articles and binary attachments are included in the download total. Headers are counted and displayed in your usage statistics, however, they are not includ...

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Are uploads (posts) counted?

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Newshosting does not currently count uploaded posts against your account's transfer limit.

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What should my mail server setting be?

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Your POP3 server should be set to mail.Newshosting.com. Your SMTP server should be set to your ISP's SMTP server.

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What can I do if port 119 (NNTP) is blocked on my network?

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If port 119 is blocked, you can point your newsreader to any of the following alternate ports: 23, 25, 80, 3128

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What are .rar or .r01, .r02 ... files?

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RAR files are compressed archives (just like zip files) that contain any number of parts and any kind of user generated types of files, from video files, audio files and beyond. To decompress these RAR files a...

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Why can't I download any more?

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If you can't download anymore, make sure your account is active and that you have credits remaining if you are on our NHLite plan. Check your account status and information using the Account Control Panel. If ...

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I just signed up and cannot post to usenet, why?

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Posting is not enabled by default as a spam prevention measure. If you are eligible for posting, the option to enable it will be available in your Account Control Panel. Due to issues with spam, the following c...

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Reverse traceroute

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If you are having speed problems, use our Reverse Traceroute Tool to perform a traceroute between Newshosting.com and your current connection location and this information can help us identify network slowdown...

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