I’ve been using the Giganews Usenet news servers for over six years. They just keep getting better and better…
What’s so great? Well, first, there’s their main service they provide — access to the thousands and thousands of newsgroups, at times when most ISP’s are dropping Usenet. They have message retentions of over 1,800 days on the binary groups and over 8.5 years retention on the text groups. Multiple, redundant server clusters around the globe (North America, Europe and Asia) mean that they get more messages and keep more messages. They’re actually the server company – they don’t outsource their operations or resell someone else’s Usenet service.
Most Usenet reader programs provide some search capacity. Giganews goes far better than that, with the Mimo Usenet Browser developed specifically for Giganews.
Of course, there are multiple tiers of accounts (I’ve got a complimentary Diamond account), but every Giganews account includes online storage via Dump Truck.
Diamond accounts also include the VyprVPN Personal VPN (it’s a $9.99/month add-on for other accounts). With multiple VPN servers around the globe, you can easily route your Internet connections through servers far from you.
Why? Ever used a wireless connection to check your email? Did you know that most email servers require plain-text authentication of the userID and password? With the VPN, your connection from your notebook to the VPN server is encrypted – then unencrypted the rest of the way to the destination. When you’re connected to VyprVPN, any computer that tries to see your IP address will see a VyprVPN IP address.
VyprVPN works with Mac OS X, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android.
Giganews Diamond accounts also include the VyprVPN Personal VPN. It’s a $9.99/month add-on for other Giganews accounts.