All dialup options come with free news service. This includes the per user, per port and per hourly
billing options. News service is maintained by ChatLink which maintains over 35,000 active newsgroups.
Users must be dialed into a POP provided by Dialup USA in order to use the news server and must login
to the news service using their dialup username and password. To prevent users from being denied due
to mistyped information, we also authenticate the users off our session database by their IP address.
Newsgroup service can be branded by just pointing news.yourdomain.com to our mail server.
What are newsgroups?
Discussion groups on the Internet (not on the Web, which is only one area of the Internet). Newsgroups are classified by
subject matter and do not necessarily deal with journalism or "news." Health, hobbies, celebrities, and cultural events are
the subjects of many newsgroups. Participants in a newsgroup conduct discussions by posting messages for others to read, and
responding to the messages posted by others.
While chat is a way to communicate with people in "real time" (like a telephone conversation), Newsgroups allow you to
"post" messages (called a "posting"), respond to others' posts, and even download files they've left there for you, all when
it's most convenient for you.