Redeem Your Holiday Gigs from Easynews

easynews gigsNo matter what you specifically observe, the winter holidays are the time for giving. This year — as we have in the past — we’ll celebrate the season with a little something extra. As a token of our appreciation for our customers, we’re giving all Easynews customers the gift of Gigs.

Easynews Plan
Gift Size
Big Gig
10 Bonus Gigs
Plus
5 Bonus Gigs + Unlimited NNTP*
Classic
5 Bonus Gigs + Unlimited NNTP*
* One month of Unlimited NNTP. Plus or Classic users that pay for the Unlimited NNTP add-on will receive a credit following Jan. 1, 2017.

Just login to your Easynews account and select the ‘Open’ button to redeem your holiday gift. (Log into Easynews) These gifts disappear on December 31st, be sure to claim them before they’re gone for good!

Complete this survey and you could WIN free service!

Online SurveyOver the past year, we have been busy working behind the scenes to constantly improve your Easynews experience. We launched the Easynews blog in an effort to bring you a streamlined way to receive service updates, added a VPN to our service to enhance the privacy of users’ data while they surf the web, introduced a bi-monthly email newsletter, and upgraded our members area. All of these changes were in effect with our users in mind and were made possible due to continuous user feedback in our forums and through opt-in beta testing.

This has been a busy year for us and we look forward to seeing how our service can improve to enhance your Easynews experience. To help us decide which areas to focus on, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please take five minutes to complete our customer feedback survey. In appreciation of your time, we are giving away (5) one-month Big Gig plans! However, in order to be eligible, you must answer all the required questions and provide your email address at the end of the survey. Don’t worry — your responses are safe with us and the information you provide will not be shared, but only used for consideration on how we can make Easynews better for all!

Take the survey!

Easynews Adds Virtual Private Network (VPN) to Service Offerings

Easynews Adds VPN Security

Easynews is pleased to announce that we have added VPN (Virtual Private Network) offerings to our list of services. Our team of developers and engineers have been working diligently on this new product to provide an additional layer of security for our users.

What is a VPN? A VPN is a tool that creates a secure network connection over the Internet, encrypting the data transferred through it. Major corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies use VPN technology to enable remote users to securely connect to the central work (or school) servers, but this technology can be used for encrypting general Internet traffic as well.

 

The Easynews VPN service offers 80+ servers in 17 countries with anonymous IP addresses, and our software delivers the following benefits:

  • Unmetered VPN bandwidth
  • Unlimited server switching
  • Two simultaneous VPN connections
  • OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP Protocols
  • Direct access to the fastest worldwide VPN network
  • No logging policy

 

Our custom and user-friendly VPN software puts you in control of your IP address. This allows you to do the following:

  • Dodge Internet censorship blocks
  • Protect your identity and virtual information
  • Stop your ISP’s throttling
  • Keep your data secure at public WiFi hotspots
  • Block geotargeted online advertisements

 

The ultimate benefit of having access to both the Easynews Usenet Browser and VPN service is that you can enjoy all that the Usenet has to offer without worry from outside forces. You can hide your browsing history from unwanted onlookers in real-time; your ISP cannot spy on what you’re doing online, nor can they throttle your traffic. This total anonymity is the ultimate freedom!

Want to add VPN to your Usenet subscription? Big Gig subscribers get it FREE, but Plus and Classic plan users can add VPN for as low as $2.99 per month. Sign up for Easynews VPN + Usenet today!

Easynews Member Area Gets an Upgrade

Updated: 4/2/2015

Easynews Members Area

We’ve been hard at work redesigning the ‘under the hood’ stuff that makes the Easynews members area work. Since the earliest days of Easynews, we’ve maintained critical interface data (Preferences, Zip Queues, Favorites, etc.) in custom formats stored on NAS appliances. As the years have gone by, and as our service has grown, the architecture of this data has increasingly become a bottleneck in many ways, and has been a major source of outages and headaches. Upgrading our back-end storage systems will enable Easynews to provide better quality of service to all of our subscribers.

Easynews has begun the process of moving all of members.easynews.com (both the vintage and 2.0 members areas) to a new system. Between Wednesday, April 1st and Friday, April 10th, Easynews subscribers will automatically be transitioned to a set of upgraded servers. This update does not require any immediate action on your part, however your zip manager queues will not populate automatically. If you are interested in importing your old zip manager data into this new system, click here.

Want an early look at the new Members Area?

Classic (Vintage) InterfaceClick Here
2.0 InterfaceClick Here

 

While the Easynews interface and user experience that you’ve grown familiar will not be changing, we are informing you of this update so that any lingering errors associated with this migration are reported early-on. Any bugs or other feedback can be sent via e-mail to dev@easynews.com. This will create an internal ticket in our system that we can use to track issues to resolution. When contacting us, please include your Easynews username so that we can credit you for your efforts.

The feedback we’re most interested in involves these features:

  • Preferences
  • Zip Manager
  • Favorites
  • Management of Saved Searches

Thank you in advance for your help and participation, and thanks for using Easynews!

We Have a Blog!

Easynews is excited to announce a new addition to our website, a blog! As a requested feature from subscribers, this functionality provides us with a central location to inform our users old and new of updates and happenings with our Easynews service.

To make sure you are always informed when new posts are made, we encourage you to subscribe to our RSS feed or the Easynews e-mail newsletter. Detailed instructions for each can be found below.

Sign up for the Easynews Newsletter
Beginning in March, Easynews will launch a monthly newsletter. In each issue, we will bring you articles featuring updates and news about our service and the Usenet community, as a whole. Sign-up to stay informed about our promotional offers and receive up-to-date information delivered right to your inbox.

Subscribe to our RSS Feed

Rich Site Summary or RSS gives you the opportunity to stay informed about news and updates from sites and services that you frequent on the web. By using a RSS reader, you can always find the latest posts in one spot without receiving an email notification. Subscribe to our RSS feed today so you never miss out!

Tell us, what content are you interested in seeing on the Easynews blog? Share your thoughts to us in the comment section below!