NewsGator Download Center

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 98 or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later


Manual Download Links:

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Download Plug-ins:

Posting plug-ins for NewsGator are available here.


Current NewsGator version: 2.0 (service release

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We recommend you use the following download links, which will also install the .NET Framework if it is not already installed:

NewsGatorSetup20D.exe (2.0 MB)

Need a zipped version? (1.6 MB)


If you know you already have the .NET Framework installed, we recommend you use the following links:

NewsGatorSetup20N.exe (2.0 MB) | (1.6 MB)


Tip: for help getting started with NewsGator, read our online tutorial.

To download plug-ins for NewsGator to post to your own weblog, visit our plug-ins page.


Release History:

Version 2.0 (service release - 30 January 2004
Version 2.0 - 19 January 2004
  • Added tight integration with NewsGator Online Services
  • Support for custom RSS extensions (rendering, mapping columns, custom code)
  • New extension API to allow third-party extensions
  • Added support for feed: protocol for single-click subscription
  • Updated Atom support for Atom 0.3 spec
  • Added support for RSS enclosures
  • Changed rendering engine to use customizable stylesheets
  • Relative URI's now supported for auto-discovery
  • CustomPostData user-defined field contents will now be sent to plugin
  • Added class=ngquotelink to quoted link when posting
  • Added NGOS menu item
  • Added "Activate" menu item if running in trial mode
  • Added setting to change max number of posts from NNTP groups
  • Added SHIFT+Retrieve to suppress HTTP cache headers for one retrieve, forcing reload from source
  • Added CTRL+Retrieve to force re-download of all items in feed
  • Added startup/configuration wizard
  • Redesigned feed wizard
  • Added "source" element to RSS fragment passed to posting plug-ins
  • NNTP attachments no longer saved by default (per-feed setting)
  • Added .NET Framework version to About box
  • Added related content and keyword search capability to Feed Wizard
  • NewsPage completely redesigned
  • Double-clicking in status dialog now shows error message details
  • NNTP messages now shown as plain text, if that's their format
  • Allow credentials when subscribe from IE
  • Added external link to post site on NewsPage
  • Dramatic NewsPage performance improvement when a lot of new posts
  • Fixed problem when NewsPage is set as startup folder in trial mode
  • Fixed various date parsing problems
  • Added automatic recovery of backup subscription file if necessary
  • Proxy settings now optionally refreshed before every retrieve
  • Changed exported OPML format to use xmlUrl and htmlUrl
  • When delete feed, now remove HTTP cache items too (fixes import problem)
  • Fixed exception when response came back with a new location, but no redirect
  • Improved Outlook GUI responsiveness when adding a lot of new posts
  • Conversation topic now set for NNTP posts, so they can be threaded correctly
  • Passwords are now encrypted when stored
  • Fixed problem where 0 groups downloaded for certain NNTP servers
  • Fixed problem where feeds with empty guids would not parse
  • Fixed NewsPage bug when post had empty/null body
  • Fixed problem where an empty date element would break
  • Newsgroups now alphabetized when listing
  • Quotes now removed around NNTP message "From" fields
  • Fixed problem with relative link processing with badly formed links
  • Fixed problems with international characters in some newsgroups
  • Fixed problem where deleting folder from root of PST didn't trigger unsubscribe
  • Profile manager
  • show message if no profiles to show
  • Fixed problem where sometimes "subscribe" message box pops up below IE window
  • Fixed error when click IE subscribe button when NG not running
  • Now recommend against Inbox, warning if choose inbox, don't turn on Newspage if select inbox
  • Fixed problem where backup file sometimes not created
  • Feed uniqueness now depends on URL + credentials
  • Fixed problem with certain date/time values that were out of range
  • Fixed problem where post would be truncated after pasting from Word 2003 in certain situations
Version 1.3 - 5 August 2003
  • Added support for NNTP newsgroups
  • Added new feed wizard, including search and directory support
  • Tighter folder integration - support rename/delete of folders
  • Added offline posting mode
  • Added ability to create draft of post
  • Added plain-text publishing capability
  • Added Option to show complete articles on NewsPage
  • Feeds are retrieved immediately when subscription added
  • Added ability to retrieve specific feeds
  • Integrated new artwork
  • Support enabling/disabling NewsGator for multiple profiles
  • Added mark all as read and delete all buttons to newspage
  • Added ability to use CSS formatting for NewsGator posts
  • Added ability to select which feeds appear on the NewsPage
  • Added mark as read buttons to NewsPage
  • Installer now detects whether .NET framework is installed - much better warning if running the wrong version of the installer
  • Added <head> element to exported OPML file
  • When adding subscription, text is added from clipboard if it's a URL
  • Support relative URL's
  • Fixed NewsPage customize button to bring up correct options tab
  • Fixed problem where NewsPage would sometimes excerpt the last paragraph, rather than the first
  • Fixed problem on OL2000 where Outlook would crash after posting a few items
  • Fixed problem when a feed name had a leading space
  • Support xml:base for relative link resolution in all feed types
  • Fixed problem where "existing instance" message could sometimes be triggered on a unload/reload of NG
  • Fixed problem where a delayed error would sometimes occur if a posting plug-in popped up a message box
  • Added uninstall link in newsgator menu
  • Fixed problem where system shutdown would fail if progress dialog had ever been shown
  • Date parsing now more robust
  • Fixed problem where posting status dialog would sometimes be hidden
  • Fixed behavior for HTTP 307
  • Added auto-delete feed for HTTP 410 response
  • Changed IE subscription message to include the name of the feed
  • Added initial Atom/echo support
  • Added ability to have per-folder NewsPages (no GUI for this)
  • Fixed problem where deleted items could be shown on NewsPage if base news folder was at the root of a PST store
  • Enable delete key in subscriptions dialog
  • Retrieve news on startup now defaults to false
  • Added fix for certain deflated feeds which use header-less compression
  • Added handling for images with relative links
  • Fixed problem when quoting existing posts, sometimes first paragraph would be skipped
  • Added URL help in the add subs dialog
  • Changed wording of import dialog to point out that you can import OPML from any URL
  • A backup of the subscription file is now created every time the subscriptions are auto-saved
  • Fixed occasional registry problem with subscribe in newsgator menu
  • Fixed problem where <a> tags with newline between a and href would not get title added
  • Deal with author in form Joe User (
  • Strip HTML markup from author/dc:creator
  • When deleting a subscription, the option to also delete its message folder
  • Connections are now dropped as soon as possible, saving resources
  • Fixed a couple of handle and object reference leaks, dramatically improving reliability
  • Fixed problem where failure to initialize could fail silently
  • Support multi-level OPML documents for import
  • Fix error message when a feed has an empty element
  • Strip namespaced elements (like <o:p>) from HTML before sending to plug-ins
  • Integrated HtmlClean functionality into NG
  • Remove span=#########-######## tags if applicable
  • Fixed bug with font tag clean-up
Version 1.2 - 20 May 2003
  • Much more complete e-mail integration; addresses from feeds are now parsed when present, added to messages.
  • Added posting support
  • Added gzip and deflate support
  • Added excerpts to newspage
  • Added delete buttons for articles on NewsPage
  • Added ability to expand feeds on NewsPage and read contained articles
  • Improved proxy support: allowed default proxy to have credentials, allow default credentials on all proxy types
  • Added button to IE toolbar to subscribe to current site w/auto-discovery
  • Moved NewsGator menu to toolbar; this fixes the OL2000 multiple-menu problem
  • Removed text from toolbar get news button
  • Added title attribute to links if none present, so you can see where they link to
  • Added option to move post and comment links to bottom of post, so Outlook autopreview will work better
  • Feed URL can now be edited when editing subscription
  • Fixed painting problem with some fonts and display drivers
  • Custom polling frequency can no longer be 0 (was undocumented behavior)
  • Fixed exception that could occur when loading subscriptions into subscriptions dialog
  • Subscriptions are now updated directly for 301 redirects, rather than being handled internally
  • When no sender email address is present, the text "no address" no longer shows up when replying to or forwarding a post
  • Removed cache directory and on-disk cache, improving performance
  • Fixed problem where you couldn't subscribe to a feed that contains no items
  • Support using RSS2 guids as permalinks (note - may cause re-retrieval of some feeds)
  • Added menu icons
  • Fixed problem where custom intervals could be incorrect if a feed encountered an error during retrieval
  • Updated license agreement
  • Update online help
  • Updated distribution to include .NET Framework 1.1
  • Specific proxy settings are no longer lost when temporarily switching to default or other modes.
  • Fixed exception message when user closes Outlook while retrieving news
  • Fixed problem which could occur after moving news folder between stores
Version 1.1 - 31 March 2003
  • "From" column now shows author if present, otherwise feed name
  • "Received" column now shows publish date, if present, otherwise retrieve date
  • Feeds which require authentication are now supported
  • New message notification (task tray bubble) on Windows 2000 and later
  • Optional per-feed update frequency
  • Option to determine modified-post behavior (RSS guid support), which can eliminate duplicate posts for some feeds
  • Initial view setup for OL2002 removed (no longer necessary)
  • Subscriptions moved to separate menu item
  • Subscription list now sortable
  • Proxy bypass on local setting now supported
  • Added category support
  • Added xhtml:body support
  • Confirmation when deleting subscriptions
  • Added user-defined Post Author field
  • Updated online help for 1.1
  • Added link to tutorial on initial setup screen
  • Minor GUI changes
  • Trial period reset for 1.1
  • Fixed problem where Outlook would not close correctly if user logged off or shut down Windows without closing Outlook
  • Fixed NewsPage bug when a feed title or post title contained certain escaped HTML elements
  • Fixed problem if a folder exists, but doesn't match because case-sensitive comparison
  • Fixed problem with certain feeds (such as Wired News) that vary the posts between retrievals; NewsGator now buffers at least 50 read posts (or 2x) per feed.
  • Fixed problem where if publish date was specified with a north american time zone (per RFC822), NewsGator would fail to parse it and revert back to the received date
  • Fixed NewsPage problem with folder names containing '/', ' ', and '\'
  • Fixed a few other minor problems
Version 1.0 - 24 February 2003
  • Initial release