Just configured NewsTap to work with old use.net. Some time saving tips for others:
- NewsTap cannot properly display an article's date prior to the year 2000.
- Disable delete read articles in the server configuration.
- Change the max age for articles for each use.net group to a number predating Usenet's existence. I chose 40 years, or 14600 days.
Some of this info is undoubtedly helpful when configurng other clients as well.