Working with Newsgroups
Although newsgroup messages appear in the same window as mail messages, the mechanics of downloading and managing newsgroup messages are dramatically different. Unlike mail messages, which are addressed directly to you, newsgroup messages are posted on public servers for all to see. You probably don't want to read every message in busy newsgroups, which can get hundreds of new messages per day.
Getting the maximum benefit from Internet newsgroups takes careful setup and management. Before you start, you have to identify potentially useful or interesting newsgroups.
How Newsgroups Work
Newsgroups are nearly as old as the Internet itself. They get only a fraction of the publicity that goes to the newer and flashier World ...