• Alibis Usenet Access

Simple Setup Instructions


Server Information

  • Server Address: news.alibis.com
  • Standard Ports: 119 - 8080
  • SSL Ports: 563
  • Maximum Connections: 30

Alibis.com Web news in your Browser

The easiest way to connect using your account is through our web browser. Just enter your login information and you will have unlimited access to your account! Or you can download one of the programs below to browse from your desktop. Still need help? We have 24/7 customer support, weekends and nights too. Contact us.


News Rover Client

Alibis Webnews

To access the news server from your desktop you can download the News Rover client and enter your Alibis.com login information to receive a free month of their services. Follow the steps below to set up access (you can also View our News Rover guide (with screen shots) to connect to the Usenet newsgroups.

  1. Download and open News Rover.
  2. Open the configuration window by selecting the Configure menu.
  3. Click the Server tab.
  4. Click Add Server.
  5. Fill in the news server address.
  6. Select Logon authorization required. Fill in your news login and password. Select the method of how you will connect to the Internet.
  7. Click the E-Mail tab. Fill in your email server information.
  8. To retrieve the list of newsgroups select the Get-Newsgroups menu.
  9. Click on New Interest Group to begin subscribing to the newsgroups.
  10. Click on New Interest Group.
  11. To retrieve the newsgroup headers click on Run located in the News Rover window.
  12. Select Messages from the View menu to examine the articles.

Alibis Webnews

Agent Browser Client (Registered Version)

Another great Usenet browser client is Agent. Follow our instructions below to set up Agent:

  1. Open Agent.
  2. Select User and System Profile under the Options menu.
  3. Click on the User tab. Fill in email information. Select Login With a Username and Password. Fill in your news account login and password. Make sure the checkbox is checked to Remember Password Between Sessions.
  4. Click on the System tab. Fill in the news server address. Also fill in your email server information.
  5. Click on the OK button and you are all set to go.
  6. Select Refresh Groups List under the Online menu. Select Delete All Extinct Groups. Click OK to retrieve a complete list of all of our newsgroups.
  7. Subscribe to the newsgroups by highlighting a group and then select Subscribe List under the Group menu.
  8. Use Show Groups and Folders under the Group menu to display the subscribed news groups. Select Get New Headers In Subscribed Groups under the Online menu to retrieve article headers.

Alibis Webnews

Free Agent (freeware version)

The Agent browser also has a free trial version, Follow our instructions below to set up the freeware version:

  1. Open Agent.
  2. Select General Preferences under the Options menu.
  3. Click on the User tab. Fill in email information. Select Login With a Username and Password. Select Server Requires Login and fill in your news account login and password. Make sure the checkbox is checked to Remember Password Between Sessions.
  4. Click on the System tab. Fill in the news server address. Also fill in your email server information.
  5. Click on the OK button and you are all set to go.
  6. Select Refresh Groups List under the Online menu. Select Delete All Extinct Groups. Click OK to retrieve a complete list of all of our newsgroups.
  7. Subscribe to the newsgroups by highlighting a group and then select Subscribe List under the Group menu.
  8. Use Show Groups and Folders under the Group menu to display the subscribed news groups. Select Get New Headers In Subscribed Groups under the Online menu to retrieve article headers.
  9. Select Get New Headers In Subscribed Groups under the Online menu to retrieve article headers.

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