How to Use Newsgroups Guide

15) Reply to Group. (Image 2.7)

To reply to the poster, highlight the message by selecting it and choose the Reply Group button.

If you choose the Reply button, an E-Mail will be constructed directly to the poster and not be viewable on the newsgroup server. However, if the poster took my advice and created a "human readable" E-Mail address, you will not be able to reply to them directly. You must create an E-Mail manually and enter in the proper address in the TO: field.