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November 19, 2021, 7:00am

Newsbin Version 6.90 Release Candidate 5...

Lots of cleanup in this one and several bug fixes. Getting close to final release.

This release candidate is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Beta Page. Click the "Changes in this Version" tab for details on the changes.

If you find any issues, please report them in this Forum Thread or send us a support request through the Newsbin Support Form.

 

Previous Messages

September 21, 2021, 8:00am

Newsbin Version 6.90 Release Candidate 3...

We are getting closer to final release. If no major issues are found in this one it may become the finl release.

This release candidate is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Beta Page. If you find any issues, please report them in this Forum Thread or send us a support request through the Newsbin Support Form.

July 31, 2021, 4:00pm

Newsbin Version 6.90 Release Candidate 1...

The first Release Candidate is now ready for broader testing. We are freezing features and only addressing bug fixes until the final release.

This release candidate is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Beta Page. If you find any issues, please report them in this Forum Thread or send us a support request through the Newsbin Support Form.

July 14, 2021, 7:00am

New Obfuscation Method...

Some uploaders to Usenet are now using a new obfuscation method that older versions of Newsbin does not support. The latest beta release, 6.90 B12, does support this obfuscation method. If you are seeing lots of failures to download posts, please upgrade to this beta release. It is very stable and close to production release.

The beta is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Beta Page. If you find any issues, please report them in this Forum Thread or send us a support request through the Newsbin Support Form.

July 4, 2021, 7:30am

Newsbin Beta Version 6.90 B12 Available...

Quade is making the final touches on Beta 12 and feels like we are close to a production release. Posting is now fixed as well as some other minor fixes since Beta 10 was announced here.

The beta is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Beta Page. If you find any issues, please report them in this Forum Thread or send us a support request through the Newsbin Support Form.

May 23, 2021, 9:00am

Newsbin Beta Version 6.90 B10 Available...

It has been awhile since we've made a beta announcement through the MOTD but we have gone through 10 iterations of version 6.90 with feedback on our IRC channel and through the Newsbin Forums over the last several months.

This version is very stable and we are ready for a wider audience to run it through its paces. The beta is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Beta Page. If you find any issues, please report them in this Forum Thread or send us a support request through the Newsbin Support Form.

November 23, 2020, 12:30pm

Usenet News Server Recommendation...

Lately we've been receiving more and more reports from people getting download errors: "430 - Post not on server". This usually means your news server has poor retention and/or poor completion rates. In our experience, one news service has consistently kept the longest retention (over 4400 days or just over 12 years) and has excellent completion rates. That news service is UsenetServer.

If you sign up through us we get a few bucks back as a referral so it's also a great way to continue supporting Newsbin as well.

October 30, 2020, 7:30am

Internet Search Subscriptions with PayPal

To clarify last week's message, if you have an active Search subscription being managed by PayPal, it will remain active until its renewal date. You don't need to take any action until that time. When it is up for renewal, if you wish to continue, you'll need to sign up again from the Newsbin Control Panel and use a credit card for payment. If you do not wish to use a credit card, contact us and we'll provide another option.

Remember, you can access your account from within Newsbin by clicking the Help menu option and select "Search Control Panel".

Thank you for your understanding, we are still exploring other options to PayPal.

October 22, 2020, 7:00am

PayPal Payment Option Removed

PayPal decided to cancel our account for some reason. We've been using them for almost 20 years now and nothing has changed so we are trying to get to the bottom of this.

If your Internet Search subscription is being managed by PayPal and is up for renewal, it will not renew. Until this is resolved, you'll need to switch over to using a credit card. To do this, you can access your account from within Newsbin by clicking the Help menu option and select "Search Control Panel".

If you have any questions, please contact us through our Technical Support Form

July 12, 2020, 12:00pm

July 4th Promotion is Over

We hope you had an opportunity to take advantage of the special 4th of July pricing from UsenetServer. The promotion ended last night.

Going forward, we do have a new beta release of Newsbin in the works. The much requested and long anticipated support for 7zip will be included as well as fixes for other edge cases that have been reported since version 6.82 was released. As always, we are available through our Technical Support Form if you need any help.

July 8, 2020, 7:00am

Two Days Remaining for July 4th Special with UsenetServer!

Through July 11, 2020, UsenetServer is running a promotion for the July 4th Week! Receive 80% off unlimited Usenet access with 10+ years retention and free VPN! That works out to $3.99 per month when you purchase the one year plan. Offer valid for new accounts only. Click here to sign up.

July 2, 2020, 10:00pm

July 4th Special with UsenetServer!

Our friends at UsenetServer are running a promotion for the July 4th Week! Receive 80% off unlimited Usenet access with 10+ years retention and free VPN! That works out to $3.99 per month when you purchase the one year plan.

March 10, 2020, 8:45pm

Change to Newsbin SSL Certs

We updated the SSL cert on our servers over the weekend and have discovered that some older versions of Newsbin can no longer be registered. Registration works fine for the latest production release which is 6.82. If you are having any registration issues, please upgrade. Upgrades are free for registered users.

As always, technical support is available through our Technical Support Form

December 3, 2019, 12:00am

Cyber Week is Over

Looks like a ton of people took advantage of the UsenetServer special. Enjoy!

Version 6.82 is very close to release and is currently in Release Candidate status. It is stable if you want to go ahead and try it. It is a free upgrade for all registered users. You can download it from our Beta Page

December 2, 2019, 6:30am

Cyber Monday Usenet Special

Today is the last day of the Cyber Week promotion for UsenetServer. Receive 81% off of unlimited Usenet access with 10+ years retention and free VPN! That works out to $3.85 per month when you purchase the one year plan. Offer ends at midnight EST.

November 28, 2019, 8:30am

Cyber Week Usenet Special

Receive 81% off of unlimited Usenet access with 10+ years retention and free VPN! That works out to $3.85 per month when you purchase the one year plan. The offer is this week only from UsenetServer.

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