The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.8, preferably 1.8.0_131.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Firefox for best results.
A newsreader. It is the one I use. The current version is 8.0:1086.6Last revised/verified:2014-10-13.
version 6 has a number of new features:
Failback to another server if the primary one is down.
Compressed header downloads which is much faster.
Hide variable amount of quoted text.
Starting with version 3.0 you can configure
It is fast
It has filtering to get rid of various twits.
It lets you sort the messages many different ways.
It is cheap only
and comes in a free version too.
You can configure a different email address for private email for each public
newsgroup posting. You give your true email address in tools
subscribed newsgroup ⇒ default properties ⇒ posting messages ⇒
fields ⇒ from and reply-to. You can set multiple groups at once, but
trying to set them all with subscribed newsgroups will
not work because that sets the master email id.
When I switched ISPs (Internet Service Providers)
and hence newsservers, all worked without a hitch. It did not throw away all the
old postings or load all kinds of messages I had already read.
It cannot handle HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) formatted
It cannot handle attached binary images.
It is quite complicated to configure and use in offline/dialup mode.
It does not have a Baysian filter to get rid of newsgroup spam, just filters on
words in subjects and names of posters.
You need a credit card or to mail a money order. The post office will charge
you about $6 service fee for the money order.
If your three panel layout disappears, untick Zoom
in View ⇒ Zoom. All it takes to loose it is
accidentally hit the Z key. If that does not work, try Window ⇒ New Browser.
It does not remember your window settings unless you hit Options ⇒ save as default window layout.
If you want Agent to display HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
references with your browser when you double click them, you need to configure
Agent both under mime types and under URLs (Uniform Resource Locators).
I have asked them to display the name of the current newsgroup more prominently
either over the list of messages or over the message you are responding too. It is
posted on one of the tabs and in small print over the message you are composing. It
is quite easy to post to a different newsgroup than you intend.
It refers to newsgroups as folders and groups of
newsgroups as desks.
It stores its data in X:\Program Files\Agent\Data\
The files in this directory are what you need to backup if you want to be able
restore your message base after a crash, particularly your collection of your own
It stores its spell check exceptions file in
You configure the maximum number of simultaneous connections under Tools ⇒ Servers and Accounts.
To order via the Internet, you must use a credit card,
But you can order offline by US cheque on a US bank or
You can only order their newsserver with a credit card.