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of all aspects of the BBC Microcomputer and related machines such as the
Acorn Electron and BBC Master Series.
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|and emulators of the BBC Microcomputer and
related machines such as the Acorn Electron and BBC Master
Series. The BBCEmul8 mailing list has been integrated into
the main BBC Micro mailing list. Questions and discussions
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|The BBC Micro Mailing List Archive is intended to be as complete as possible archive of posts to the BBC Micro mailing list from the very beginning to the present day and beyond. A previous archive by Mark Cooke was lost when the host server was stolen. Messages have been recovered from various sources including bbc.nvg.org, James Fidells'||MajorDomo mailing list server and from our personal archives of posts to the list. The archive is manually updated during the first week of each month when all messages from the previous month are added. More frequent updates are made occasionally. This archive is wholly unofficial and has no connection to the BBC Micro mailing list or James Fidell other than to provide||a useful web resource for both members of the list and the general public. We are happy to answer any support enquiries relating to this archive and subscribing to and unsubscribing from the BBC Micro mailing list.|
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|compatibility as well as better obscuring
of email addresses from the visible content, and has allowed
links between messages and between threads, and made the
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against spam harvesting, this was introduced after discussion on
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