easy to use interface
|Top-rated interface with full support for
text AND binary newsgroups. Designed not only to be good-looking,
but also to make browsing and downloading from Usenet easy and enjoyable.
Comes with eight different Themes and is also designed to work well
with third-party skinning programs like StyleXP and Windowblinds.
support for text and binary newsgroups
|If you've used Agent or Dialog, you'll feel
right at home with Newsman Pro. Read text newsgroups effortlessly
and store articles as long as you want in the database for fast search
and retrieval. Newsman also fully supports binary newsgroups and
decodes Mime, UUE and yEnc encoded messages in a separate background
thread to minimize CPU usage. The yEnc decoder used by Newsman is
directly from yEnc.org and is
extremely fast and well optimized. B-News articles are recognized
by Newsman and attached *.bn files are saved ready to decode with
your favorite Bommanews decoder. Incomplete articles are also fully
supported and it is easy to see messages that have received new segments
that can be downloaded and added to already retrieved segments.
| Compressed Header Support
|Downloading headers using Diablo's XFEATURE or Astraweb's XZVER compression protocols is fully supported. Download millions of headers in seconds from news servers that support these features.
|True multi-server support gives you the ability
to download headers from your best, most complete news server and
download articles from any servers that you have access to. Servers
can be prioritized so that article bodies are downloaded from your
least expensive server first (for example). In addition, if you exclude
a server from the priority list, Newsman treats it like a "private
headers and articles are processed only through that server. Prioritized
servers can be "pooled" into each server priority level
and Newsman Pro will treat all of the pooled servers as one large
server. Supports encrypted SSL connections to news servers that provide
support for NZB files
|NZB files (www.newzbin.com )
save you time by allowing you to download binaries without retrieving
headers. Newsman Pro gives you full support for NZB files by allowing
you to import multiple files at once within the program. NZB messages
are placed into a separate virtual group. You can also associate
NZB files with Newsman Pro and Newsman will import them when you
open the files in Windows© Explorer. Newsman Pro can also monitor
a directory of your choosing in order to automatically import and
process incoming NZB files. Lastly, Newsman supports exporting
of headers to an NZB file so you can create your own files to share
|Article availability analyzer
|Newsman Pro can check whether the articles you are interested in are actually available on the server and determine how complete they are. This can save you time and bandwidth by avoiding articles that are incomplete or expired.
|Downloading, header processing, attachment
processing, Automation, Scheduled Tasks and Trash purge processing
all run in their own threads. Newsman can perform many tasks simultaneously
allowing you to do several things at once. Headers can be downloaded
from multiple newsgroups at the same time, using all your available
connections to your servers. Newsman Pro supports up to 99 connections
expiration-based download Queue
|Our expiration-based Queue helps you to avoid
missing articles that are close to expiring. You can also use 9
priority levels to order the tasks in any
way desired. Each segment of a multi-part binary is downloaded and
stored separately, so you can stop the Queue and when you restart,
Newsman continues right from where you left off. You'll never have
to download the same parts over again.
for server usage limits
|If you use a server that limits how much you
can download, you'll love Newsman's ability to track how much you've
downloaded and its ability to to stop downloading when you've reached
your limit and automatically restart at the beginning of the next
period. Newsman supports server limits by the day, week, or month
as well as block accounts.
binary attachment handling
|As binary attachments are downloaded, Newsman
will automatically decode and save them to the folders you designate.
You can specify folders by file type, group or specify the destination
folder when you add the articles to the Queue. In addition, you can
always change the destination folder at any time while the jobs are
in the Queue. Newsman supports decoding of MIME, UUE and Yenc encoded
files AND handles verification/repair of file sets if the set includes
a Par2 index file. Newsman Pro will also automatically download any
required Par2 recovery volumes as needed. Rar file sets can also
be automatically extracted to make binary processing easy.
|With its sophisticated Automation Rules, Newsman
can automatically process articles that match your selected criteria
whenever new headers are retrieved. Rules can be defined by subject
and/or author using Google-styled word combinations, or you can use
Perl 5 regular expressions to define your rules. In addition, Rules
can be based on Date, Age, Size, Lines and File Type. Articles can
automatically be scored, marked read, deleted, downloaded and more
using this powerful feature.
|Automatically get new headers while you are
sleeping or working. Newsman can automate many different tasks including:
starting and stopping the Queue, getting new headers, purging the
Trash, adjusting the bandwidth limiter, deleting headers
using user-defined filters, and more.
newsgroups and Message Grouping
|Newsgroup subscriptions are grouped into virtual
newsgroups called Workgroups. For example, you can subscribe to all
of your favorite MP3 newsgroups as one Workgroup named "MP3's" and
browse all of the headers at once. This makes it easy to quickly
find what you are looking for and to keep up with many high-volume
newsgroups at once. You can combine newsgroups from multiple servers
as well. In addition, articles that are related can be shown grouped
into a single line to reduce the amount of scrolling needed to browse
through thousands of new posts.
|With Newsman's user-defined and Quick filters,
you can easily find or hide articles that match your criteria.
Filter by subject, author, size, lines, age, date, score, binary
type and more. You can use Google-style word combinations, literal
search strings as well as Perl 5 regular expressions.
stable database storage
|Newsman supports Advantage Database Server,
MySQL and Microsoft© SQL Server. Never lose your header
or queue caches again!
technical support and upgrades
|We answer every email we receive, usually
in less than a day. In addition, we invite all users to join our
discussion forums to get answers to questions quickly and easily.
All upgrades are free to registered users.