seems to be a general thing that started in the US all to do with stopping porn.
for those of us into gardening, genealogy and getting compuer help etc.,. online the usenet was very user friendly.
thee are other way but it is a user pays, we already pay high prices for the 'net here and providing the usenet was always part of the deal. and of course it will not stop waht they hope to stop those people will simply pay or find other ways. simpler way would be to ban binaries groups, agent is not binaries compatable, that is the outlook express factor viewing binaries.
anyhow looks like agent now no use for agent except as mail client.
any how take care