Are you using good and reliable news server|
As you may already know, not all Usenet servers are the same. The key items to a good server are good retention and completion rate. How to detect if your news server is a good one?
How to recognize various file formats on the Usenet
Here is a quick tutorial how to recognize different files that you may find on the Usenet and not to misplace them for yEnc.
PAR and PAR2 file formats on the Usenet
PAR and PAR2 files can be used to reconstruct missing parts of the Usenet posting. If used correctly, they can be very handy.
Top list of Usenet newsgroups sorted by popularity
This is a list of popular newsgroups sorted by popularity (number of
articles). The popularity indicates on which topic people post the most
articles. You may find this list useful for your own needs when
searching for newsgroups.
Usenet newsgroups hierarchy
By understanding how the hierarchies are structured you can significantly speed up a search of the topic of your interest.
What is yEnc?
If you encountered yEnc messages on the newsgroups you may have been disappointed because Outlook Express has no yEnc decoder. This article explains how to decode yEnc in Outlook Express and why is it so popular.