for AOL Users
As an AOL customer you will need the following two prerequisites
if you want to access the Usenet newsgroups through Newsville.Com.
Apply and obtain an account with Newsville.Com (click here).
Download and install a free "News-reader" program
to use with your account at Newsville.Com or use the
Reader (see below).
instruction apply only if you want to use a newsreader
and not the Web
Reader interface Newsville.Com provides. Do you
use the Web
Reader interface just click
4.0 and higher supports Usenet access from independent
Usenet newsgroups providers like Newsville.Com. By applying
for an account to Newsville, you will be able to access
the Usenet newsgroups through Newsville.Com. That way
you can have access to all of the newsgroups carried
by Newsville.Com (see list).
will still provide you with your Internet access, which
begins by dialing AOL's local (to your city) phone number
and connecting you to the Internet. After you are connected,
you may begin accessing the Usenet Newsgroups through
In order to be able to do that, you will generally need
to download and install additional, free, software
on your computer. This software is simply called "newsreader"
and can be obtained from a variety of sources. One of
these sources is TUCOWS.
We recommend a copy of Netscape Communicator from: under
the category Browsers, or, Free Agent and NewsXpress
under the category news-readers.
After you download and install the software you choose,
please read the appropriate instructions for setting
it up by clicking here. When
you are finished with these instructions, e.g., in Netscape
Communicator, follow this simple procedure to start
using your Newsville acount:
it! Enjoy all that Newsville.Com has to offer. If you
already follow some newsgroups that you think we do not
carry, we may add them if you simply request them. Please
to send us an e-mail with your request.
Connect to the Internet through AOL as usual
Minimize this connection, making sure you do not disconnect
Start the Newsreader software you downloaded and configured
for Newsville, i.e., Netscape
on the link "Listing of Newsgroup