Help Center: Usenet general
Usenet is a platform that was created for the exchange of text messages between different computers. Today it is still used for the exchange of all kinds of information.
Usenet was developed in 1979 at Duke University in North Carolina. Initially data was exchanged via the UUCP protocol. Later, the NNTP protocol was developed to share this information on the internet. Nowadays almost all Usenet traffic still takes place via the NNTP protocol.
TurboUsenet gives you access to the various information included in the Usenet newsgroups. With a subscription at TurboUsenet you can add information to the various newsgroups and gain access to the various information on the Usenet newsgroups.
Retention is the number of days we archived from the newsgroups. This indicates how old a file may be before it becomes inaccessible.
An NZB file is an XML structured file format to retrieve Usenet messages from the Usenet newsgroups. A file on the Usenet newsgroups has a so-called Message-ID, a large file usually consists of several of these Message-IDs. A Usenet client that is capable of reading NZB files collects all these Message-IDs, downloads them and decodes them back to one readable file.
A PAR2 file ensures that you can restore a damaged or incorrectly downloaded file. This means that you do not have to download all of the damaged files again.
We recommend SABnzbd. This client is free and easy to use, but does have enough options for the slightly more advanced user.