Newsgroups and Starting the Newsgroup Reader
Newsgroup readers, or newsreaders, are used to gain access to various types of newsgroups, to download and read news messages, and to post replies to them. Newsgroups can offer valuable information from people who use the same products and technologies that one uses, or they can be used to find out what others think of a topic. One can find newsgroups on practically any subject, either on the Internet or a company's intranet. If one has not previously set up a newsreader, Microsoft Office Outlook automatically sets up the Windows Mail Newsreader or Outlook Express Newsreader. This newsreader is a Network News Transport Protocol newsreader that the user can use to download newsgroup content and then work with it when one is not connected to the Internet.