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Thankfully, version 3.8 fixes that with commands to download the last one, 100, ten thousand, etc. (no, there's no even one thousand) headers and I'm now finally considering retiring the competent-but-sometimes-buggy Xnews. Also swaying me are some great usability features Xnews lacks. Newsleecher displays message headers as only the names of files attached--which makes them much easier to peruse. There's an integrated file explorer. Related posts can be auto-selected, and you can organize newsgroups by category. There's also a Super Search service that performs ultra fast searches for articles of interest, though it's $10 extra per year. (The pricing on this page reflects the standard package.)



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