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Usenet has significant cultural importance in the networked world, having given rise to, or popularized, many widely recognized concepts and terms such as "FAQ", "flame", and "spam".

Each news server talks to one or more other servers (its "newsfeeds") and exchanges articles with them.

In this fashion, the article is copied from server to server and should eventually reach every server in the network.

Today, one uses separate newsreader client software, a program that resembles an email client but accesses Usenet servers instead.

Some clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Outlook Express provide both abilities. A news server is one of the most difficult Internet services to administer because of the large amount of data involved, small customer base (compared to mainstream Internet services such as email and web access), and a disproportionately high volume of customer support incidents (frequently complaining of missing news articles that are not the ISP's fault).

The format and transmission of Usenet articles is similar to that of Internet e-mail messages.

The difference between the two is that Usenet articles can be read by any user whose news server carries the group to which the message was posted, as opposed to email messages, which have one or more specific recipients.

Usenet is distributed among a large, constantly changing conglomeration of servers that store and forward messages to one another in so-called news feeds.