A list of archives of newsgroup traffic
Navigate alphabetically to the newsgroup of interest to you. Only
information about newsgroups appears here, and, with a few exceptions,
only those newsgroups which have accessible archives. If you're looking
for information about mailing lists, or still don't yet know for what
newsgroup you're hunting, use the
Directory of e-Mail Discussion Groups and
Some of these hierarchies are likely to seem obscure. My
decision, for which in fact I have an involved justification [give
ref here] was that it is more convenient for me to be inclusive.
I have yet to locate any archives for the Atlanta regional newsgroups.
This is the Australian hierarchy.
archives the entire
clari.* ClariNet does not permit subscribers to make archives
available to the public at large. As of February 1995, ClariNet did not
itself archive any of its postings.
This is an interesting hierarchy, devoted to judicial court
decisions and related emissions. Its propagation is minute.
As with most of the other national hierarchies, my hunts for
archives of de.* newsgroups have yielded little. At
least one newsgroup, though, de.alt.binaries.pictures.female,
is available on
The few others of which I know are:
I have yet to locate any archives for the Georgia regional newsgroups.
gnu.* Many, many of the gnu.* and related newsgroups
are archived, but, so far, most of the archives I've found are on
overloaded and consequently rather sluggish
I'm still mulling over what sort of information I can most usefully publish.
One well-run alternative is a lightly-loaded server in France:
This might be some sort of gateway from UIUC (that is, the
main campus of the University of Illinois, in the United
States) mailing lists
mostly on subjects having to do with protocols.
This is the regional--campus-wide, in fact--hierarchy for
Kent State University,
in Ohio of the USA.
mod.* existed before
the Great Renaming (correct?).
NeoSoft is a commercial ISP which archives most or all of the
traffic on its own internal newsgroups.
ns.* is the regional hierarchy for Nova Scotia.
At least one of the
Perl mailing lists is gatewayed
This is the Pittsburgh regional hierarchy. Pittsburgh is
the second-largest city in Pennsylvania, of the USA.
This is the Finnish regional hierarchy.
Kevin Boneham <email@example.com> has done a great
job constructing archives of many or all of the newsgroups
which originated at and for the University of South Florida.
Oklahoma State University maintains a massive
BITNET postings. 'Twill be a long time before I finish
validating the entries there; in the meantime, they're certainly
worth a visit from anyone searching for bit.* traffic.
with private archives of misc.jobs.* which he analyzes
to detect trends.
The only archive left from the time of mod.*, that is, from before the
Great Renaming, is for
mod.recipes. See also
is a HURL archive.
talk.origins. This is
a selective archive of what someone justly considers the most factually
authoritative postings to t.o. "The best-maintained newsgroup archive
I've ever seen" is Jorn Barger's label for
a more recent variant
on the same theme.
There are also archives at acfcluster.nyu.edu and dmc.com,
but I've had little success navigating them.
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