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MARC (archive)

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MARC (Mailing list ARChive) is a computer-related mailing list archive. It archives over 31 million e-mails from over 2400 mailing lists, with approximately 320,000 new mails added per month. The archive is hosted by KoreLogic, and is maintained by a group of volunteers led by Hank Leininger.[1]

Mailing list indexes includes popular mailing list such as Linux kernel mailing list.

MARC was founded in 1996 to serve as a unified archive of electronic mailing lists, similar to what DejaNews (now Google Groups) did for Usenet.

MARC uses a MySQL relational database to store its messages and Perl to access the data.[1] The archive can be searched for mailing list names, authors, subject lines and full-text of the e-mail messages.

Privacy criticism[edit]

In controversy with Right to be forgotten MARC is very reluctant to delete posts upon user requests.[citation needed]

The strict requirements are:

  • On request from an original poster ... that is agreed-to by the list admin/owner.
  • Court orders to remove messages

Mails not conforming to this rules are ignored and not responded to.[citation needed]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About MARC". MARC. Retrieved May 8, 2018.