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2.4 Where can I get old postings to news:gnu.emacs.help and other GNU groups?

The FSF has maintained archives of all of the GNU mailing lists for many years, although there may be some unintentional gaps in coverage. The archive can be browsed over the web at the GNU mail archive. Raw files can be downloaded from ftp://lists.gnu.org/.

Web-based Usenet search services, such as Google, also archive the gnu.* groups.

You can also read the archives of the gnu.* groups and post new messages at Gmane. Gmane is a service that presents mailing lists as newsgroups (even those without a traditional mail-to-news gateway).