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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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Where can I find usenet faqs?

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Want to Know More About a Particular Newsgroup? If you are looking for in depth details on all the different Usenet newsgroups available on our servers, be sure to check out the Usenet FAQs. There you will find...

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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 an...

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Why doesn't the size of the files I downloaded match my usage stats?

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Please remember that binary attachments, like user generated video and audio files, are uu-encoded by the posting software, which converts the binary data to text for transfer over the internet. This can add as...

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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 - Check your account status and information using the Account Control Panel. If you have any questions, contact our sup...

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

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By default, all new accounts have posting access disabled. You can enable posting using the Account Control Panel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our support team and we will be happy t...

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