[Bell Historians] message archive

Richard Smith richard at e...
Tue Jun 29 15:25:42 BST 2004

Dickon Love wrote:

> I would recommend that the archive remains a txt file (a
> SINGLE one at that so that it can be searched more
> easily).

It currently is a single text file complete with all mail
headers and any attachments that Yahoo does store. (Yahoo
stores both plain text and HTML versions of HTML emails, and
techically there is no difference between an HTML version of
an email and an attachment.)

> It can always be updated at regular periods (6 monthly
> perhaps?) and then stored on a web server somewhere.

I've got a script that I use with other Yahoo groups to
update an archive file each night and puts a zipped copy in
my web space. I'd be happy to do the same with this group
if that would be useful; though if David is wanting to do
something similar, I don't want to tread on his toes.

> How large is it at the moment?

Currently 16M uncompressed or 3.1M as a zip file.


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