Someone was asking, what happens to all our postings in Microsoft groups that are about to be discontinued. The response was, everything disappears and can no longer be accessed. But what about, say, Giganews, which has text retention currently of 2518 days? Will all the postings in the 2518 days before shutdown stay there, gradually disappearing one day at a time for the next six years plus? Okay, I could ask them; but I assume there are other providers that might or might not keep their copies of our postings while not allowing new ones. Is anyone here informed on how this stuff works?