Before you can select a newsgroup to read, you need to create a news account that tells Outlook Express such information as the name of the news server from which to retrieve the list of newsgroups and the authentication information necessary to log on to that news server.
From the Tools menu, select the Accounts option.
When the Internet Accounts dialog box is displayed, select the News tab.
Now click the Add button on the right side of the dialog box and, when the menu pops down, select the News option.
The first thing you're asked for is your name. This is the name that will be displayed alongside any message you post on the newsgroups, so it can be your actual name or ...