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Cypherpunks Mailing List Archive

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Basic Information

The following mailing list archive has been compiled using txt dumps available via Ryan Lackey’s archive at

There is also a structured archive available at This archive largely matches the one hosted there, since it was parsed from the same dumps. There are some known issues that cause this archive to diverge from the one at

Any other other issues/inconsistencies that you notice, I’m likely not aware of. For those please submit an issue.

Time Periods

This archive covers the period from the list’s founding in 1992 through to the early part of 1999. The main eras of the list can roughly be categorised as follows:

More information about this can be found in a section of the Cypherpunk Wikipedia page.

The current incarnation of the list is something of a shadow of the earlier community and, given that it already has complete logs, will not be included on this site. I am actively seeking the mailing list archives for the period of 2000-2013 however, since the mailing list was still active and influential in the early 2000s. I feel it is important that we find and preserve these archives before they’re lost to history for ever.