Configure macOS SABNzndb for the newsgroups

In this tutorial, configure MACos SABNzndb for the newsgroups. We are going to configure SABnzbd to download from the newsgroups.

If you’ve opened SABnzbd via Safari.

By default, this is with the address “http:/ip address-local:8080”

If it’s the first time you’ve started it. Then you get an installation wizard.

To enter the basic data. Those needed to be able to download from the newsgroups.

Configure language MacOS SABNzndb

Select English.

And click Start Wizard.

MacOS SABNzndb Configuring Wizard

The following information should be filled in:




This information can often be found in the first email from your Usenet provider. For a free Usenet provider see the Free Usenet page. But I recommend you take a paid Usenet provider. This is because the speed of a Free usenet provider is very slow. And retention is often also very low.

Turn on the SSL check mark. This ensures that your device’s connection to your Usenet provider is secure.

Click now. Click to test the connection.

Then click Next.

MacOS SABNzndb quickstart

Click now. Go to SABnzbd.

SABnzbd is now being restarted.

Extra SABnzbd failed downloads cleanup

sabnzbd macos setup

Go to Set (top left). We’re going to set this up. So your hard drive doesn’t fill up.

We’re going to set this up. So that your hard disk does not fill up. With failed Usenet downloads.

We set this up with a task in SABNzbd. I do this once a week. You don’t want everything removed immediately either. So you can figure out what’s going wrong, if necessary.

You set this up under Task Scheduler.

setup macos task scheduler sabnzbd

I chose Saturday. Because there’s almost no TV series coming out.

SABnzbd download fails from Newznab provider

If you turn this on then SABnzbd download another nzb file. For example, your desired movie or TV series. If it fails the first time. This work in combination with automatic download ing via, for example, CouchPotato or Sonarr.

This just works. If the following requirements are met, the following requirements will be met.

  1. The Newznab provider needs to support it.
  2. You’re using an automatic download program. Like, for example. Sonarr, SickBeard,SickRage of Radarr.

You turn this on in SABnzbd under Settings. And then Special. And turn on mark new_nzb_on_failure (off)

This was the MacOS SABNzndb configuration tutorial.

Sabnzbd MacOS tutorial

  1. Sabznbd tutorial.
  2. install SABnzbd MacOS.
  3. Configureer SABnzbd MacOS.

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