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5.16. Hey, I'd like to post a test message. Where should I send it?
Sometimes you might want to post a test message to the Usenet to make sure your
news software is working or to see what the headers of your posts look like. By
sending your message to one of several special test-ground newsgroups, you can
try your posting software, see what your message looks like, and verify that
your site actually propagates Usenet messages. Special newsgroups exist for
test messages. You can send your test message to one of them with impunity.
Don't post your message to alt.internet.services or alt.personals
or talk.poitics.guns or anywhere else that isn't just for test messages.
Doing so will annoy thousands of folks who were minding their own business
until your message came along and told them to ignore it because it's only a
Just so there are no excuses, here's a list of several places to which you may
post test messages. Send as many as you want!
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