> You need to configure your email server address, port, and so forth in your
mail reader in order to use email, don't you?
No, IceDove figures that out automatically.
> A newsgroup is not like a www site that you can casually point your
So, you're saying it takes more effort to use this newsgroup? That is, it's
So then, why would I want to use it?
> Not a "special" account
Yes, a special account, because I don't use Usenet. No one uses Usenet. We're
not in the 1990s anymore.
> go through loops in order to use a mailing list
What are you talking about? Everyone already has an email account, and
subscribing usually just involves typing your email address into a box,
getting an email, and then replying to that email or something like that.
> I think this might have something to do with inherent human attitude
against change - resistance to new and unknown.
Usenet newsgroups are not "new". Mailing lists are newer AFAICT.