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Gmane (pronounced "mane") is an e-mail to news gateway. It allows users to access electronic mailing lists as if they were Usenet newsgroups and also through a variety of web interfaces. Gmane is an archive; it never expires messages. Gmane also supports importing list postings made prior to a list's inclusion on the service. Image File history File links Gmane_Logo. ... Gateway has several meanings. ... Electronic mailing lists are a special usage of e-mail that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. ... Usenet is a distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. ... A newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users at different locations. ... For other uses of the word Archive, see Archive (disambiguation) Archives refers to a collection of records, and also refers to the location in which these records are kept. ...

Incoming mail is checked by SpamAssassin and anti-virus software so that spam and viruses are hidden or deleted. Since Gmane is a bidirectional gateway, you can also post on the mailing lists. Outgoing mail is checked by TMDA to make sure that no spam will be posted to the lists using Gmane. SpamAssassin is a computer program released freely under the Apache License 2. ... Anti-virus software consists of computer programs that attempt to identify, thwart and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software (malware). ... A typical spam advertisement Spam by e-mail is one type of spamming that involves sending identical or nearly identical messages to thousands (or millions) of recipients. ... In computer security, a computer virus is a self-replicating computer program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents. ... The term bidirectional can refer to: Bidirectional script support Duplex This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... TMDA is an open-source software application designed to reduce the amount of spam (Internet junk-mail) a user receives. ...

The project was initiated in 2001 by Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen, one of the authors of Gnus, a newsreader for Emacs. It began operating publicly on 11 February 2002 after a one-month test period. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen is a programmer living in Norway. ... Gnus is a message reader running under GNU Emacs and XEmacs. ... This article is about the text editor. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

As of 19 July 2006, Gmane's homepage boasted inclusion of 43,404,131 (over 43 million) messages in its archives from a total of 8,668 mailing lists. July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Gmane homepage
  • Gmane's complete list of hosted lists (Note: may be slow to load)

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Gmane (pronounced "mane") is an e-mail to news gateway.
Gmane is an archive; it never expires messages.
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