How do Newsgroups Work?

A newsgroup is an ongoing discussion, or variety of discussions about a general topic amongst large groups of people via email. Basically, the way they work is your newsreader connects to the news server you’ve specified. Using your email program, you will begin receiving ‘threads’ of discussions that you can choose to simply read, delete, forward, or reply to. Once you reply to a topic, your newsreader sends the message to the news server where it is stored, updated, and then sent out to everyone in the newsgroup!