Do you downlaod or upload. I hear people saying that you upload from newsgroups. Isn't that how you get caught by the fools. Also isn't newsgroups straight downloading. Another questions, what are headers. I also hear people talk about headers, but I don't know what they actually mean. One last thing, so I could understand how newsgroups work. Let's say newshosting is like optimum online and you are paying for the services. Optimum is the speed and newshosting is the newsgroups. So when you use a newsreader such as newsleecher or grabit, you put the server name so you could find files or posts. If that is true then how would you find out what people post besides the files such as how was the recent movie that is showing in theaters. With optimum newsgroups, you set it up with microsoft outlook so you can see the posts. How would that work tih newsgroups. Sorry for the long thread and any help will be appreaciated. thanks.