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Shareware; $49

Current Version: 4.3 (December 27, 2006)

Hogwasher is a multithreaded, online/offline email and Usenet news client that has become a favorite of many users in recent years. It features the following:

  • Online and offline operation
  • Powerful filtering
  • Scheduled connections
  • "Tree" thread display
  • Security settings
  • Batch binary posting
  • Automatic binary decoding (including yEnc)
  • Multi-part post assembly
  • Built-in image viewing
  • Support for multiple accounts
  • Full email support
  • Address book

Version 4.3 - the first new release in nearly two years - adds/changes the following:

  • Built as universal binary.
  • New Hogwasher icon and Dock icon badging.
  • New Search... command, for creating a persistent search set.
  • New account setting for whether searches use the XPAT command.
  • New account setting for how many connections to open automatically.
  • NZB file support.
  • Fixed crash and error -1309 retrieving large number of headers.
  • Fixed nil pointer error while downloading.
  • Fixed the Download folder reverting to the default location.

Version 4.3 is a free upgrade to version 4.0 or later; registered users of versions prior to 4.0 may upgrade for $25.

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Related Links

Andrew Starr has another marvelous page about Usenet newsreaders that you simply must check out.

Key Mac Newsgroups

There are several Usenet newsgroups dedicated to Macintosh-specific topics. Here are the most essential ones:

comp.sys.mac.announce is a moderated newsgroup that contains important general announcements to the Macintosh community.

comp.sys.mac.apps is the place to go when you have questions about specific Macintosh programs.

comp.sys.mac.comm is the place to discuss all things involving Macintosh telecommunications and Macs on the Internet.

comp.sys.mac.printing is for all printer- and printing-related discussion.

comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc is for discussion of all other Macintosh hardware-related questions.

comp.sys.mac.system is the place to go for MacOS-related discussions.

comp.sys.mac.misc is the place to post when other Macintosh-related newsgroups don't fit the bill.

Note: If you'd like to search the Usenet for Macintosh-related information, you really only have one option (but it's a good one): Google purchased the old DejaNews ( Usenet archive, and now offers sophisticated searching of all mainstream Usenet newsgroups, both past and present.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!