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As with all software, GrabIt has some known problems which haven't been fixed yet.

The 'large group bug'
  GrabIt is not able to handle the headers of really large groups at this moment. The maximum amount of headers GrabIt can handle depends on your computer. When GrabIt hits its limit on your system, it will download all the headers, but will not show them. Or it will be stuck processing them for a really long time (hours).
NOTE 1: Since release 1.5.2 there is an option to limit the maximum amount of headers per group.
NOTE 2: Since release 1.6.0 GrabIt features new technology (Usenet Browser) to view the contents of a newsgroup without downloading headers.
  Latest news  
Jan 11th 2018
After doing a major update on the servers, two of them didn't resume after a reboot. I'm currently investigating what exactly went wrong so I can work on fix. Until I'm done the GrabIt Search is not available. Sorry for the inconvenience!

UPDATE: Problem fixed!

Oct 26th 2017
We are moving over to 64 bit IDs for the GrabIt Search results in November because we are growing to over 4,294,967,295 entries in the GrabIt Search engine. Unfortunately the old code in GrabIt is unable to handle these large numbers.

So I did some work on GrabIt this week to enable GrabIt to handle the ever increasing size of the GrabIt Search engine. Please update as soon as possible, or at least if you get the 'No articles for this Grab' error message somewhere in November.

Apr 15th 2017
Made some changes to the backend system to improve the speed of the Members Only page. It should now come up immediately, even for long time members with multiple years worth of statistics.

Apr 9th 2017
Fixed some small bugs and did some performance enhancements on GrabIt since the 1.7.4 release was a quick release to fix the GrabIt Search problems. The updated version is now available in the form of GrabIt 1.7.4 Beta 2. Happy grabbing!

Apr 8th 2017
Did a lot of work on the GrabIt Search in the last few weeks. It is now better at searching for partial words. The search also returns better results for complex searches and exact matches with special characters. If something doesn't behave as expected please let us now using the support. I'm behind answering questions but I'm going to spend a lot of time to get back to everybody in the next few days.

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