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Subject:Re: Probably a dumb question... From:Michael Smith <smith -at- IO -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 28 Feb 1999 23:16:40 -0600
On Sun, 28 Feb 1999 17:23:38 EST, Deborah L. Crossman
<DLCrossman -at- AOL -dot- COM> wrote:
>I have searched and can't seem to find the answer to this question: Is it
>possible to download Digests that you (for whatever silly reason) are missing
>and would like to have? I need postings from 2/18-2/21.
To get the archive file that contains the postings for 2/18-2/21,
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