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Hour 15. Reading and Posting to Newsgroups > Getting Started with Newsgroups

Getting Started with Newsgroups

When you know how to use an email program, you know 90 percent of what you need to know to use newsgroups. Reading a message, composing a new message, and replying are all very similar in an email program and a newsreader.

Where a newsreader differs, of course, is that it retrieves messages from and posts messages to Internet newsgroups, sometimes known as discussion groups or, collectively, as Usenet. The newsgroups and their messages are stored on a family of servers called news servers or NNTP servers.


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