XanaNews is a free, powerful, fully featured newsreader for Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Version 22.214.171.124 released 6th December 2006. Please see the readme file for details of what's new.
XanaNews support newsgroups are available. Point XanaNews to the forums.talkto.net server, and subscribe to the xananews.support and xananews.wishlist groups. See you there!
And now you can help!
If you use XanaNews regularly, why not make a donation to help ensure your future developments, and to express you appreciation?
And shortly after you make a donation, a Gold Medal - - will appear in XanaNews' status bar, and your name will be added to the list of contributors in Help, About!
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I wrote XanaNews because I wanted a powerful but easy to use newsreader - and I needed the source, so I could add new features, and fix the bugs. But no one would be daft enough to write a newsreader and make the source available - until now!
A big thank-you to everyone who has mailed me with bug reports, and suggestions for improvements and features.
To compile XanaNews you'll need to download the source, together with my Miscellaneous Components package (make sure you've got the latest version). You'll also need Mike Lischke's excellent Virtual Tree View component, my Low Level Utilities and Image Types packages and Madshi's terrific Mad Exception Handling component
XanaNews uses the ISpell spell checker by Luzius Schneider. The spell checker options will automatically be enabled if this is installed. You can download ISpell from Luzius' site
For SSL support you need the Indy SSL dlls - available here. Go for the 0.96k download. Once you've downloaded the .zip file, unzip the DLLs into your XanaNews directory.
The splash screen and many of the cool bitmaps & icons were donated to the XanaNews project by Dave Ridgeway of GlyFX. Many thanks!
Here's what it does so far...
Support for Multiple News (NNTP) Servers.
Multiple threaded engine. Supports three threads per
news server so you can simultaneously download group lists, message headers
and messages for multiple servers.
Threaded multicolumn tree message display. Display
messages in thread or chronological order. Sort threads or messages by
date, size, author or subject.
Displays NNTP and MIME images inline, building them up as
Save images and other binary attachments.
Powerful message deleting feature. Delete messages
that don't match your criteria.
Threads that contain messages to you are displayed
Intelligent resume/cancel button. When it's red you
can cancel the selected operation. When it's green you can resume
after network failures, and when it's grey you can't click it!
Batch mode. Define batches of message retrieval
operations. A single batch can work across multiple newsgroups - even on
Both images and other binary attachments can now be saved.
Powerful configurable message filters can be created for
individual newsgroups, or all newsgroups on a server.
Decode UUE, Base64 and yEncoded messages.
Supports posting multiple attachments
Integrates with ISpell spell checker.
Here's XanaNews in action: