Takes a long time to receive an article

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There are two (or three) delays involved in receiving an article:

Most newsreaders can display an approximate size of the article in lines in the article list. You can choose to read large articles or not.

What is a "long time?"
Once the transfer is initiated, the download almost certainly happens faster than you can read it. It should approach the speed of the internet connection. (A 28.8 connection should receive articles at about 2800 bytes per second.) If you are receiving a 200K byte picture, be prepared to wait for more than 60 seconds!

More Detailed Topics
Usenet RKT: (coming later!)Getting help with news reader software
Usenet RKT: What makes articles large?
Usenet RKT: (coming later!)How news gets to you.
Usenet RKT: Multi-session news readers

Overview and Related Topics
Usenet RKT: Trouble with news reader software
Usenet RKT: Doesn't list all articles
Usenet RKT: Takes a long time to receive article list

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