This article is from the Eddings FAQ, by Aquarius firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Unfortunately, afec is not as well propagated as we might hope. Your first
course of action is to ask your ISP if they can add it to their newsfeed -
this is often successful. If not, Itagne has set up a "news>mail" daemon
for afec. This posts mails sent to it to afec for you, and sends all posts
to afec to its subscribers via email.
To post to AFEC via the daemon, simply mail your message to
email@example.com instead of posting it. It will then be posted
to the newsgroup by the daemon, reproduced as accurately as possible
(e.g. Date, From, Reply-To headers will remain the same but it is necessary
under RFC-1036 to add a Sender header).
To receive news-by-mail from the daemon, you just have to send a blank
mail firstname.lastname@example.org . When you subscribe you will be
sent full details of how to unsubscribe, configure the daemon with your
settings, and use the filtering option.