Newsbin Logo

Message of the Day (MOTD) Archives

2018

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.

Archives

Awards
Astraweb recommended Newsbin Pro. Tried it and it was able to download complete files my other newsreader could only download partials of. Newsbin Pro also combined my rar files that I used to have to combine manually. Paid $30 for the other newsreader and it doesn't come with lifetime upgrades either. K.T., Port Orange, FL - August 19, 2017