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- Article ID: 35545
- Last modified date: August 31, 2010 14:08
- Is there a download limit?
- What server name should I use?
- Do I need to log in to the news server?
- How many connections may I open to the news server?
- How can I request that newsgroups be added?
- How long does EarthLink keep articles on the news servers?
- Are there any posting limits?
- What is the maximum size of a post we can accept?
- What EarthLink-monitored support newsgroups are available?
Is there a download quota limit?
Yes. In order to make our News service fair to all users, EarthLink does enforce download limits on its Usenet service. The limit is 5GB during the last 30 days. Please note that "Headers" and articles count towards the limit.
Rate limited is set on a monthly basis, with over bandwidth issues resetting on the 1st of each month.
What server name should I use?
Three servers are available for Newsgroups usage: nntp.earthlink.net, news.west.earthlink.net and news.east.earthlink.net. For best performance, if you live west of the Mississippi River, you should use news.west.earthlink.net. If you live east of the Mississippi River, you should use news.east.earthlink.net. If you are unsure, you should use news.east.earthlink.net . All servers will have the same functionality, capability, list of newsgroups, and articles.
All EarthLink members have access to all three servers. We encourage you to select the server that provides the best experience for you.
Do I need to log in to the news server?
Yes. All connections to the news servers require authentication. You must log in with your entire email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember, your email address and password are case sensitive. (Make sure your CAPS LOCK button is off!)
How many connections may I open to the news server?
EarthLink news servers only allow four simultaneous logins from one connection. This means that you can have up to four programs accessing the news server at any given time.
How can I request that newsgroups be added?
You can post a message to earthlink.support.usenet. However, at this time, new newsgroups are not being added to the server.
How long does EarthLink keep articles on the news servers?
The retention goal for binary articles is seven (7) days. The retention goal for text articles is thirty (30) days. Please note that this is only a general guideline, and actual retention may vary.
Are there any posting limits?
If you are experiencing slow uploads and/or timeouts when trying to post messages to a newsgroup, it is likely that you have exceeded the daily limit on message uploads.
What is the maximum size of a post we accept?
One megabyte. This is generally considered the standard for most Usenet servers.