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#1 BinKey

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:01 AM

Hello,

When you go to the newsgroup list on Outlook Express, there are .alt, .binaries
and hundreds of other extension. What do these mean?
Also, is there a file that saves the unsubscribed or "goto" newsgroups?

Just wondering.
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:14 PM

Newsgroups are now organized into a hierarchy of subjects defined by those extensions. A good discussion of this is found at (vide "The great renaming" section):

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/usenet

When you use OE to bring in the list of groups origianlly, these are maintained by OE, and can be updated from wherever you are getting the original list (most likely your ISP) in your news account.

Many newsgroups can be found and read in Google by using its Group selection on the main page.

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