INN (InterNetNews) is an extremely flexible and configurable Usenet / netnews news server. It supports accepting articles via either NNTP connections or via UUCP, as well as serving out articles to reading clients via NNTP. It supports multiple different ways of sending outgoing articles to other hosts, as well as multiple different storage mechanisms for articles and article overview information via internal APIs. Compared to other news servers, INN is more complicated with a steeper learning curve, but is extremely flexible and configurable, comes with a large suite of supporting programs, and supports embedded filters in either Perl or Python.
nget is a commandline NNTP file grabber. It automatically pieces together multipart postings for easy retrieval, even substituting parts from multiple servers and newsgroups. It handles disconnects gracefully, resuming after the last part successfully downloaded, and caching of header data for quick access. It automatically downloads only as many par/par2 files as needed.
The DNEWS News Server is a (USENET) news server. Installing your own local news server software gives you complete control to create your own discussion forums for communication. DNews News Server software provides many features, including ease-of-use, reliability, and scalability.
Kwooty is a .nzb usenet binary grabber for KDE 4. Its main features include multi-server support, smart Par2 download, automatic file verification/repairing and archive extraction (RAR, Zip, 7z), automatic file downloading after opening the NZB file, shutdown scheduling, built-in SSL connection support, queue management, and more.
X Python Newsreader (XPN) is a multi-platform newsreader with Unicode support. It has features like scoring/actions, X-Face and Face decoding, muting of quoted text, newsrc import/export, find article and search in the body, spoiler char/rot13, random taglines, and configurable attribution lines.
alph implements and analyzes historical and traditional ciphers and codes, such as polyalphabetic, substitutional, and mixed employing human-reconstructable algorithms. It provides a pipe filter interface in order to encrypt and decrypt block text to achieve transparency. The program is meant to be used in conjunction with external programs that transfer data, resulting in transparent encryption or decryption of information. The program can thus be used as a mail filter, IRC filter, IM filter, and so on.
Gnus is an extremely powerful, configurable news and mail reader written in Emacs LISP for GNU Emacs and XEmacs. It provides threading, sorting, and article scoring; can retrieve messages via NNTP, local news or mail spool files, IMAP, POP, and other methods; and has features that make it efficient for reading news over low-speed network connections.