How to Access Alt Binaries

Written by kristen waters
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How to Access Alt Binaries
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Alt.binaries is one of the hierarchies of alternative newsgroups. Newsgroups are separated into specific interests. The "Alt" newsgroups are rarely moderated, so anyone can join and post to the group. The groups are accessible through news servers and the posts are downloaded through a news reader or client. Some Internet providers allow limited access to a news server. To get full access, you can sign up with a paid news server.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Create an account with a news server such as Astraweb, GigaNews or UsenetServer.

  2. 2

    Download and install a news client or reader.

  3. 3

    Open the news client software.

  4. 4

    Provide your news server name, address, user name and password in the configuration section of the reader.

  5. 5

    Click the "Search" button and type "alt.binaries" in the text box.

  6. 6

    Subscribe to the "alt.binaries" groups that you are interested in.

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