See my posting for reconstructing from the listings. There are a couple of points I found that can be used to get all of the messages from 1997 thru 2016

The other thing that needs to be done with the snapshots, since it captured them, is to get the timestamped 1970 thru 1988 and the like messages renamed to the proper years. the thread information and time stamps are in those messages to figure out what the proper time would have been for them to be there.

There are a number of 1970 postings, which clearly were sent with 0 time stamp values, and accepted by the mailing agent and archived with the 1970 time frame. They are not all the same in each snapshot.

Appreciate your capture of these.


On 10/14/2016 7:08 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
     > From: Richard Schauer

     > My message to him, which I did save, is dated the evening of March 12,
     > 1997, and I seem to recall the list started a couple of days later.

OK, so the 'unofficial' early archives which I'm hosting:

do go back that far, so it doesn't look like we're missing much. The earliest
ones there are from 13 March 1997, so we may be missing a few, but not many;
the first posts are clearly 'hi, here's who am I' kind of things, apparently
in response to an earlier message, which does alas seem to be missing.

I scanned down the list, looking for names I recognized, and found this:

which seems like it must be someone's very first post to this list!! :-)

I do have the 'missing' archives (i.e. between Feburary 2005 and November
2014) in mail archive format, and once I figure out how to run Hypermail (this
has been on my to-do list since last September, maybe I'll take a run at it
today), I'll add them to the unofficial archives.

Once done, it may take Google a few days to index them, but once that's done,
it should be possible to search for content again.


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