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Re: search engine for mailing list archives

From: geraint bevan
Subject: Re: search engine for mailing list archives
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 16:43:24 -0600

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Andy Jacobson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 17:13:21 -0500 (EST)
> From: Andy Jacobson <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: search engine for mailing list archives
> Resent-Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 16:16:58 -0600 (CST)
> Resent-From: address@hidden
> >>>>> "g" == g p ciceri <address@hidden> writes:
>     g> Hello all, I'm getting busy looking many of the past emails
>     g> searching useful infos. Is it possible to have some search
>     g> engine (like htdig) indexing all of them ???
> Ciao GP,
>       Google has a convenient syntax for limiting the search to a
>       given site, which I have found quite useful.  If you want to
>       find "foo" on the mailing list, type "foo" in
>       the google search box.
>       -Andy

Requests for a search facility seem to be a recurring theme. Perhaps it
would be worth adding a Google search bar to the web page,
either a simple search bar with pre-entered, or one of the
more sophisticated free SiteSearch options offered by google
at Alternatively, does
anybody know if it would be possible to add the mailing list archives to
the usenet archives at (formerly This would
have the great advantage of allowing threads to be followed.

Geraint Bevan.

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