Newsgroups have nothing to do with news; in fact, they’re Internet bulletin boards. There are at least 50,000 of them, on every conceivable topic: pop culture, computers, politics, and every other special (and very special) interest; in fact, there are several dozen just about Windows. Use Outlook Express to read and reply to these messages almost exactly as though they were email messages.
Furthermore, Outlook Express lets you use multiple news servers (bulletin-board distribution computers), subscribe to individual newsgroups, filter messages in your newsgroups using rules, and post and read messages complete with attachments.
If a news server (not an individual newsgroup) is selected in the Folders list, then the rightmost portion of the Outlook Express interface displays a list of newsgroups available on that server.