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Easynews, Inc is a Usenet/newsgroup service provider. Founded in 1994, Easynews service is available to individual users through a subscription model and as an outsourced service to internet service providers. Easynews currently offers service to over 1 million broadband users in 206 countries[1]. Easynews offers Usenet access both through traditional Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) servers as well as a web interface using a standard web browser.


Easynews continues to develop additional infrastructure to improve the web interface performance. This infrastructure includes: Zip Manager (2001), Global Search (2003), Auto Unrar (2005), Auto Par (2005), and Easyboost (2009).[2]


According to top1000.org,[3] the combined weight of Easynews' servers indicates Easynews is one of the most heavily trafficked Usenet server providers currently online.

SSL encryption[edit]

In 1997, Easynews implemented SSL encryption as an optional service feature for all customers.

Binary retention time[edit]

On September 17, 2014, Easynews announced that the binary retention time is 2224 days for NNTP and 1810 days for web accessed articles.[4] NNTP retention is now rolling day for day, so as each day passes NNTP retention will grow by 1 day.[5]