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A newsreader is a software program required for the downloading, reading, and posting of articles (messages) to newsgroups.

Newsreaders are available on the Internet. A newsreader must be set up to receive and send articles to each specific newsgroup. To do this you will need your NNTP, (Network News Transfer Protocol) also known as the "news server address." You can get this from your ISP. Often this information will be in the manual that came with your ISP service. Newsreader capability is built into some mail browsers such as Netscape Navigator. See newsgroups.

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