Archives of the SS-L
SS-L now has two separate, but overlapping, archives of its messages.
Full historical Archive of the SS-L, 1995 to April 2016
SS-L posts from year 1995 through April 5, 2016 are now readable and searchable by
the members of a read-only, Web-only, Google Group called
ss-l@RoutineMiracles.com. This group does not send out emails; it
currently exists only to provide Web-based access to an archive.
To see the archive, you need a (free) Google account, and you need
to join the SS-L@RoutineMiracles.com Google group. If you do not already have a Google account, you can create one
here. (Note that the account creation dialog defaults to having you create a new Gmail account, but you can click on "I prefer to use my current email address" if that is what you want to do.)
Once you are logged into your Google account, you can request to join
the SS-L Google Group in one of these two ways:
Note: The archive as it stands now is static; for posts after April
5 2016 you will (temporarily) need to use the Sympa server archive
described below. By May 2017, the Google Group archive will be
modified to keep itself updated within 15 minutes of realtime.
Sympa server archive, going back to April 2013
This searchable archive is updated immediately upon distribution of
each message to SS-L. To access this archive:
- Create a personal login on the Sympa server
if you have not already done so.
- Visit the
archives. Note that if you want to search all available
months (which normally, you would want to do), you must do several
- Click on "Advanced search".
- Enter your search term in the "Search field" area.
- Click the top line (current month) in the "Extend search field" listbox at bottom
left of the Advanced Search, then hold
down the shift key, and downarrow your way to the bottom of the list, so that
all months available are highlighted as to be searched.
- Now click the Search button at top right.
- The server may take several seconds to run the search; it is
compute-intensive work executed on a shared server at a university
- The results of your search are shown as a bulleted list of excerpts from the
messages that contain your search term in either the message subject
or the message body. To read a full message that seems promising,
click on the the bold heading line next to the bullet.
- NOTE that your search results will not be delivered all at once. If
you see a "Continue Search" button at the bulleted list,that means you
have more (older) results that you can view by hitting the "Continue
Search" button. You know the search is completely exhausted when you
do not any longer have a "Continue Search" button at the bottom.