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Chapter 22. Spreadin' the News: Particip... > Newsgroup Subscribing and Unsubscrib... - Pg. 261

Spreadin' the News: Participating in Newsgroup Conversations 261 I suggest that you don't enter your real e-mail address in step 5. The most popular method that companies use to gather e-mail addresses for spam purposes is to grab them from newsgroup posts. If you still want to give folks the capability to respond to you directly, "munge" your address by adding "NOSPAM" or some other text (for example, you @ yourisp .com-NOSPAM). 10. Click Yes to connect to the Internet and download the newsgroups from the server. Note that, because there are so many groups, this might take quite a while. When the newsgroup download is done, you're dropped off at the Newsgroup Subscriptions dialog box. You learn more about this dialog box a bit later, so click Cancel for now. After you're back in Outlook Express, notice that the Folders tree has grown a new branch, the name of which will be the name of your ISP's news server. Click that "folder" to highlight it. If Outlook Express asks whether you want to view a list of newsgroups, click No (you get there in a sec). Newsgroup Subscribing and Unsubscribing The first thing you need to do is subscribe to a newsgroup or two. Subscribing means that you add a particular newsgroup to your news account. After you do that, the newsgroup shows up in the Outlook Express Folders list as a subfolder of the news account. Subscribing to a Newsgroup Follow these steps to subscribe to a newsgroup: 1. In the Outlook Express Folders list, click the news account name to highlight it.