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2018

December 2, 2018, 7:00pm

Misleading Error Message

We've had a few reports from people saying certain NZB files will not load into Newsbin. The Logging tab is saying that the NZB is corrupted but the real issue is that the NZB is being filtered. If you are getting this error, check your filters and make sure that you do not have a matching poster or global filter configured. The error message wording will be corrected in the next release.

To update you on what we are up to: we do not have a current beta release. The current production release is 6.81. We have been working on enhancements to our Usenet Search database to better handle obfuscated content.

November 30, 2018, 1:30pm

*** Offer Expired *** Final Days of Cyber Week...

The following specials run through Sunday, December 2:

Each of the Usenet plans above have over 3700 days retention. UsenetServer and NewsHosting include VPN access. All specials are for new subscribers only.

November 28, 2018, 10:00am

>*** Offer Expired *** Cyber Week Still in Effect!

Since the Usenet access specials extend through Sunday, December 2, we have decided to keep our half price on Newsbin Internet Search deal going until then as well:

Each of the Usenet plans above have over 3700 days retention. UsenetServer and NewsHosting include VPN access. All specials are for new subscribers only.

November 25, 2018, 2:00pm

>*** Offer Expired *** Cyber Monday Special!

Actually two specials:

First: Half Off any Newsbin Internet Search subscription! Use coupon code 91508AC6 at checkout. Go under Help -> Search Control Panel to access your account. Available to new subscribers only. Applies to first subscription period only.

Second: Unlimited Usenet Access from UsenetServer for less than $4/month! Includes free VPN access. Click here for more details.

November 21, 2018, 7:00am

>*** Offer Expired *** Cyber Week Usenet Special!

Here is your chance to get unlimited Usenet access to a first tier Usenet provider for less than $4/month! This account includes free VPN access and the price is locked in for life. Sign up with UsenetServer to take advantage of this special offer and gain access to a server with the longest retention in the industry: over 10 years.

This offer is only available to new UsenetServer customers. If you already have an account, you may benefit from having access to a secondary service also running special promotions. Choose either NewsHosting or Eweka to see their deals and use in addition to UsenetServer. They are on the same backbone but are managed independently from each other and could improve overall completion rates when used together..

November 1, 2018, 12:30pm

New Version 6.81 Feature Highlight

Version 6.81 will automatically rename MKV files with obfuscated filenames to something more meaningful. This works as long as the NZB has the info embedded in it. If you are using our Usenet Search Service, our search engine has capabilities to dig in and extract usable filenames as well.

If you haven't already upgraded, we encourage you to do so. This is a free upgrade for registered users and can be downloaded from the Newsbin Download Page.

September 20, 2018, 1:50pm

Version 6.81 Released!

This version is more stable than 6.80, has better handling of low disk space situations, and handles more styles of NZB files and obfucated posts. More info in the Forum Announcement.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the beta process to help us create a stable version for everyone else!

September 9, 2018, 5:00pm

*** OFFER EXPIRED *** Last Chance! Save 80% off Unlimited Usenet Access!

The UsenetServer Labor Day promotion ends tonight at midnight, EST. If you sign up for one year of service, it comes out to $3.95 per month. These are unlimited accounts and includes VPN access. Click here for more info. This offer is for new UsenetServer customers only.

August 31, 2018, 1:00pm

*** OFFER EXPIRED *** Save up to 80% UsenetServer Accounts!

UsenetServer is running a Labor Day promotion this week. If you sign up for one year of service, it comes out to $3.95 per month. These are unlimited accounts and includes VPN access. Click here for more info. This offer is for new UsenetServer customers only.

August 27, 2018, 7:00pm

Version 6.81 Release Candidate 1 Available...

List of changes in 6.81:

Full details available on the "Change History" tab on the Newsbin Beta Page as well as the download link. If you find any other issues, you can contact us through the Newsbin Support Form or the Newsbin Forums.

August 16, 2018, 12:00pm

DDOS Attack Against our Website

Someone thought it would be fun to initiate a brute force attack against our password reset mechanism today. If you received an email from our system with a link to change your password for the Newsbin Control Panel, please disregard. No passwords were leaked and no accounts were hacked but access to our website may be slow as we are still in the process of mitigating the attack.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, feel free to Contact us.

July 12, 2018, 9:30am

Technical Support Contact Info

If you are using our Technical Support Contact Form, please check your spam folder for responses if you don't receive an immediate auto-reply that your support request was received. Outlook and yahoo emails specifically seem to filter us out unless you explicitly allow email from newsbin.com. We promise a 24 hour turnaround but strive to answer requests within hours, or at least within the same day. If you don't hear from us, 99% of the time it's due to spam filters. The other 1% means it fell through the cracks or we are doing more research to provide the best answer.

July 8, 2018, 8:00am

Usenet Special Ends TODAY!

Offer Expired

UsenetServer offered an 80% discount on Usenet access for the US Forth of July week. This special ends at the end of the day TODAY. If you have any interest in receiving Unlimited Usenet Access for less than $4/month USD then you probably want to jump on this now!

July 3, 2018, 2:10pm

Fourth of July Usenet Specials!

Offer Expired

Our friends and UsenetServer and NewsHosting are offering up to 80% discounts on Usenet access. Both are excellent services with long retention. If you sign up through these links, we get a few bucks for it so you'll be helping us out too. If you are not in the US, you can still take advantage of this US holiday sale. Pricing is in effect until Sunday, Junly 8, 2018.

We are up to 6.81 Beta 3 now which fixes a few minor issues. We are trying to track down another issue that seems to be impacting very few people but Beta 3 has otherwise proven to be very stable. You can get it from the Newsbin Beta Page. This is a free upgrade.

If you find any issues, you can contact us through the Newsbin Support Form or the Newsbin Forums.

June 19, 2018, 9:50am

Wierd NZB format found in the wild...

Some indexing sites are delivering NZBs containing badly formatted subject info that prevents older versions of Newsbin from grouping them correctly. If you have been seeing these NZBs, you should upgrade to 6.81 Beta 2 which has logic to handle them. You will need to load directly into the download list by using an autoload folder or by setting the "Automatic Download" option under Options -> Settings -> NZB Options in order for them to be processed correctly. If you find any other issues, you can contact us through the Newsbin Support Form or the Newsbin Forums.

You can download 6.81 Beta 2 from the Newsbin Beta Page. This is a free upgrade.

June 12, 2018, 9:30am

Version 6.81 Beta 2 Available...

This beta addresses the two known issues reported in 6.80:

We are going to take the opportunity to address a couple of other minor issues but there will be no new features in 6.81. If you find any other issues, you can contact us through the Newsbin Support Form or the Newsbin Forums.

You can download 6.81 Beta 2 from the Newsbin Beta Page. This is a free upgrade.

May 17, 2018, 2:00pm

Version 6.80 Released!

We have released Version 6.80. The most signficant changes since 6.73 are:

There are two known issues reported by very few people that are already being addressed in an upcoming 6.81.

  1. Unwanted behavior if you run out of disk space
  2. Rare cases where files get stuck in the Download list

Other than that, Version 6.80 is much better than the last production release. To clarify, a rare case means 3 people have reported it out of 2,000+ people already running 6.80. The workaround is to move the files to the wish list and then back to the download list. If you encounter this problem, please let us know as we are still trying to characterize it so we can get it fixed in 6.81. You can either use the Newsbin Support Form or in the Newsbin Forums to report any issues.

You can download 6.80 from the Newsbin Download Page. As always, registered users receive free upgrades f or life.

April 3, 2018, 11:15am

Version 6.80 Release Candidate 7 Available...

We are up to Release Candidate 7 now in the 6.80 development cycle. We still have a list of small bugs to tackle so there will be at least one more RC after this. Please report any issues you find either through the Newsbin Support Form or in the Newsbin Forums. Your help will help us create the cleanest final release possible.

Download from the Newsbin Beta Page and click the "Changes in this Version" tab if you want more details about the changes. As always, the beta releases are free upgrades.

February 18, 2018, 4:00pm

Version 6.80 Release Candidate 5 Available...

We are very close to final release and would like to get more eyes on this one before going final. There have been extensive improvements to AutoPAR processing as well as optimizations to handle large download lists full of small files (like image files). Download from the Newsbin Beta Page and click the "Changes in this Version" tab if you want more details about the changes. As always, the beta releases are free upgrades.

If you have any questions, please contact us through the Newsbin Support Form.

February 13, 2018, 8:00am

Valentine's Day Special with UsenetServer - 70% Off!

OFFER EXPIRES February 25, 2018

If you missed the holiday discounts, you have another chance to get a great deal on Usenet service through UsenetServer. All this week, Sign Up with UsenetServer and receive up to 70% off service for a year. We personally use and are happy with UsenetServer, they have crazy long retention, can keep up with the highest bandwidth connections, and are very reliable.

January 8, 2018, 12:30pm

Version 6.80 Release Candidate 2 Available...

The last Release Candidate ended up having issues on 32 bit machines. We are now comfortable announcing 6.80 Release Candidate 2 as being stable and close to production release. You can download it from the Newsbin Beta Page. Click the "Changes in this Version" tab if you want more details about the changes.

If you have any questions, please contact us through the Newsbin Support Form.

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One bug in all these years? That's pretty amazing and a testament to the great work you're doing. I wish more small software companies were as competent. :D M.Y., Grand Rapids, MI - July 10, 2017