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Encyclopedia > The Mail Archive

The Mail Archive is a free public mailing list archive. Rather than requiring the owner of a public mailing list to make arrangements to archive it, anyone can subscribe The Mail Archive to their list (as a user account) in order to archive all subsequent mails appearing on the list. A mailing list archive is a collection of past messages from one or more electronic mailing lists. ... Electronic mailing lists are a special usage of e-mail that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. ... 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. ...


It was started in 1998 by Jeff Breidenbach and is now also maintained with the help of another MIT graduate, Jeff Marshall. It makes heavy use of MHonArc and other free software. The service's stated goal is to be "free, easy to use, and to do the right thing." It offers per-list searching, and has spam filtering and CSS customization. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... MHonArc is a free e-mail archiving program first released in 1994. ... The GNU free software logo Free software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed without restriction. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikibooks XML has more about this subject: Managing Data Exchange/CSS In computing, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. ...


Size and expansion of archive

As of 21 July 2006, the service boasted inclusion of 35,848,770 (almost 36 million) messages in its archive, and was subscribed to 4,057 active lists. July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The number of messages in The Mail Archive ballooned almost sevenfold in the four years prior to the above reading of this figure. According to archive.org, The Mail Archive held 5,226,371 messages from 2,697 lists on 29 May 2002. May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


External links

  • The Mail Archive
  • Jeff Breidenbach
  • Jeff Marshall
  • The Internet Wayback Machine's first index of The Mail Archive

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The Mail Archive: FAQ (3109 words)
The mailing list gossip was created for informal support or discussion amongst users of the archiving service.
The Mail Archive was run for six years as a personal hobby project that grew a little faster than expected.
The Mail Archive's sort-based design is partly historical (it was derived from personal email filters), partly intellectual (the challenge of making a great sorting algorithm), and partly user oriented (it's a little easier from the user's perspective to work with a fixed address).
Paper Chain Letter Archive (2697 words)
For a list of all the file titles in the archive directory go to a browser generated list (/archive/).
In 2006, separate sub-directories within the /archive/ directory were established for chain letter texts in some foreign languages.
Dating to the day is generally not used except for money chain letters in 1935, or to distinguish two similar letters mailed in the same year and month.
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