By using Stunnel you can enable SSL connections to Usenet even if you do NOT have an SSL supported Usenet newsreader. Reminder Stunnel is for Windows/UNIX only.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to setup Stunnel.
Go the stunnel download page — > http://www.stunnel.org/download/binaries.html and download the latest version.
Install stunnel with all default options
Edit the stunnel.conf file and look for the following lines; Use it for client mode ;client = yes and remove the ; in front of ;client = yes
Edit the config file so that it looks like this ..
; Service-level configuration
compression = zlib
accept = 127.0.0.1:119
Save the file and close the window
Go to Start->All Programs->Stunnel->Run Stunnel to start stunnel and then you should see the program running in your taskbar.
Go to Server Setup in your favorite news client and setup a new connection with the following settings:
Server address 127.0.0.1 port 119 with 20 connections
Use your regular login and password and you are done!
Your Usenet Connection is Now Secure.