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MaxNews is a Usenet newsreader for reading and composing both news articles and email messages built from the ground up around one of the fastest SQL database engine with full unicode UTF-8 support. MaxNews provides the user with an all-in-one interface, is fully MIME-compliant and supports reading and composing messages using any charset that your system supports.

What's New

Version 1.3.6:
  • The application now comes with the App Nap feature disabled on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Several OS X 10.9 Mavericks fixes.


OS X 10.4 or later

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Apart from the extreme slowness, what kills this app is that it can't download article headers only, it will always download all the full articles - which is just not acceptable in an offline newsreader.

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Terribly slow connection!

MaxNews (X 1.1) are currently downloading last 500 messages from the server and the estimated download time are 2 hours!!! (Current rate 0 KB/s)

(btw: I'm on a 1Mbps+ DSL connection)

Removing it now...

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member Icon

I have been using MaxNews 1.03 for about a year with great satisfaction. Had a small problem with inability to get rid of seemingy "locked" old items and upgraded to 1.1.1 - which does NOT work at all with my news server. The developer has provided an upgrade to 1.1.2 which still does not work. I tried to go back to the old version - but it does not allow that. It was a very good news reader in my opinion - but while the upgrade looks good on the surface, if it doesn't work ..... Soon ????

Anonymous Member IconReview

Not worth it. It took a LONG time to download the full group list from the server. Then it took a long time to download 200 articles in a newsgroup. Then there was no way to configure the font in the preview panel. And, the killer, no clickable links. Forget it.

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Version 1.0
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John Jones

Doesn't work. Tells me my news server address at Giganews is an "Invalid Address", which I know it isn't. I've set up plenty of newsreaders with many different accounts over the years, so I'm no newbie. Looks promising, but if I can't get past step 1, it's of no use to me. I'll stick with Thoth and Unison until they can fix this.

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Version 1.0b1
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Downloads 5,425
Version Downloads 79
License Shareware
Date 20 Nov 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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