This article is from the Jobs FAQ, by Snoopy snoopy-at-sopwith.uucp.
The misc.jobs groups are part of Usenet. Usenet is not
the same as the Internet, although many sites use the Internet
to transport news between sites. There are other methods of
transport used, UUCP is popular.
Read the articles in the newgroup news.announce.newusers.
If you still have questions, ask the news administrator, technical
support person, or other knowledgeable person at your site.