Incomplete mailing list archives?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Sat Jan 23 21:57:14 CET 2010

On Saturday 23 January 2010, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> A while ago I downloaded the entire archives of the GnuPG-Users
> mailing list, from the first message to the present.  (Having this
> archive makes it a lot easier to refer people to older threads that
> addressed the same subject.)
> Strangely, though, it seems the list archives are incomplete. 
> According to it, my first post to the list was on March 5, 2006
> ("Questionnaire about GnuPG usage").  This seems strange, since I've
> been around for some years before that.
> Does anyone have any idea what's happening here?
> Please note that I'm not claiming the list archives have been edited,
> altered, or anything else like that.  There is no Orwellian "memory
> hole" here.  I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation.  :)

Yes, there is. The (obvious) explanation is: You didn't post anything to 
this list before March 5, 2006. ;-)

I'm subscribed since 2001 and my personal list archive (which lacks the 
period 2005-09-14 till 2006-02-20) doesn't contain any posts from you 
before March 5, 2006.

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