Newsgroups have nothing to do with news; in fact, they’re Internet bulletin boards. There are hundreds of thousands of them on every conceivable topic: pop culture, computers, politics, and every other special (and very special) interest; in fact, there are thousands just about Windows. You can use Mail to read and reply to these messages almost exactly as though they were email messages.
Subscribing to your first newsgroup can be quite an experience, simply because there are just so many newsgroups to choose from.
To get started with newsgroups, click the Newsgroups button (lower left of the Mail window), or press Shift+Ctrl+L.
On the Accounts tab of the Ribbon, click Newsgroup. A wizard walks you through adding your ...