nntp2rss provides a bridge to access newsgroups using an RSS reader. It assembles the latest few articles' subjects of one newsgroup into one feed. Users can read any newsgroup with the same script as the group name is passed as a parameter. The feed can contain up to 25 articles (also a parameter), and there is the option to use Google Groups links to view groups and article texts. Feeds are compliant to RSS 0.91, 1.0, or 2.0, PIE/NECHO 0.1, or Unix mbox.
Gemini is an advanced, multi-platform, standards compliant, messaging and calendaring client with powerful features for managing mail and news from multiple sources. Gemini provides flexible filtering of messages and protection from junk mail, viruses, and common breaches of netiquette. It has an attractive interface which is easy to use, yet hides nothing from the more advanced user. Additional features include mailing lists as pseudo-newsgroups, message templates, auto-replies, support for multiple identities, HTML, IMAP, SSL, editing of stored messages, spell checking, syntax coloring, and encryption/signing via integration with GnuPG.