Having been around since 1995, Easynews is a Usenet service provider with a long history for Usenet. They have recently partnered with Newhosting for so you can try both services together if signup with Newshosting’s top tier plan.
Easynews Binary Retention
Easynews currently offers about 2262 of binary retention and is continually increasing capacity. Check here for current retention levels. They increase retention in batches.
Easynews offers three plans ranging from $9.98/month for a 20GB account to $29/month for 150GB (which also includes unlimited NNTP access).All plans have an option to add unlimited NNTP access for $9.95 (included free with the Big Gig account).
Also an NNTP only account for $9.95 is another possible choice. The NNTP only account comes with 10 GBs of Easynews webbased Usenet access.
Easynews Free Trial
As of June 2011, Easynews is offering a 100 GB free trail! You can signup for a $9.98 Easynews Classic account and receive a 14 day / 100 gigabyte (whichever comes first) trial account. Only new customers are eligible. Click here for details.
You can receive free credit from Easynews by participating in the world community grid – Details here.
Downloads rates are fast as Easynews is connected to multiple backbones. Do a speed test here.
Other Nice Features
The web based interface can be enjoyable if you are frustrated by traditional newsreaders. Also Easynews just announced a usenet accelerator service called Easyboost – which compresses Usenet downloads for additional throughput.
New Improved Interface
Easynews recently announced a new user interface. As it is common nowadays, this interface is also in beta status. Regardless, it provides a wide range of options and it would require few articles to examine all these options. Therefore, let’s skip right into the core part of this interface search engine.
There are two types of search: basic and advanced. Basic “Find Articles” search has nothing but a search box and an option to choose content type (video, audio, image), while “Find Groups” offers some search tags, search box and Order by option.
On the other hand, advanced search offers wide array of options. All these options are visible on the image below:
While talking about speed, it takes a few seconds of processing before the results are displayed, which is slower in comparison with most popular and best NZB sites and Usenet search engines. Results offer standard set of information; subject, size, group, time and poster.
Furthermore, user interface provides some other features, such as Zip Manager, Favorites, Saved Searches, etc. In the main menu, everything that users will ever need it situated: Preferences, Customer Support, etc.
If you are interested in primarily taking advantage of Usenet for the photos then Easynews offers the easiest solution available. There are some other simple solutions but the absolute simplest would be Easynews. All you do is signup for the service and browse the newsgroups for photos.
Easynews has our recommendation as they offer a good quality Usenet service with additional perks such as solid customer support, posting capability and the ability to earn free Gig credits.Take a look at Easynews and take advantage of their 14day/100GB free trial here. or check out the Newhosting / Easynews combo