Email archiving [was Re: Stop the "John in Alaska" thread title!]

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 17:53:16 MST

On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Simon McClenahan wrote:

> I have saved about 10 years worth of email (various formats) in the dream
> that one day someone, maybe me, will create software to match whole email
> messages together and identify quotes as links to other messages. [snip]
> Has anyone done any work on this?

Its done to a certain extent in the extropian archives.
at the bottom of the page.

Those archives that were generated using "critmail"
(1999?) seem to have backlinks for references.
Unfortunately, more recent archives seem to be using
hypermail and it doesn't seem to be providing the
links. I'm not sure why the backlinking varies.
Hypermail is supposed to be derived from critmail


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