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Good work BirdbrainedPhoenix! StephenFalken 12:09, 8 April 2006 (UTC) I am having problem with my mail.I get error message that tell me to refer to user log I do not understand.I can not receive emails,and I can not send message with attachment.It is saying that I may have exceeded my size limit.I have deleted lots of message from my trash,and sent messages,yet I can not send or receive message. My email address is The mails are for our official organisation email accounts — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:16, 15 October 2013 (UTC)


Nutsmail is not "3rd party implementation of SquirrelMail". It is GPL abuse and maybe even violation. See their EULA

It can't be violation because the source and binaries are the same, so they can't not ship source to anyone they ship binaries to. Their EULA is unenforceable because the very act of distributing a set of files which can only work with Squirrelmail means that their right to use Squirrelmail at all is revoked should they try to prevent Nutsmail's redistribution. In fact, such distribution implicitly licensed Nutsmail itself under the GPL.
This is hardly surprising. Quite a lot of weenies fail to understand what the GPL obligates one to do. The important thing is not to give them any free advertising. Chris Cunningham 12:57, 7 November 2006 (UTC) . Yet they are trying to enforce their copyrights with images. Nutsmail tries to abuse GPL by linking copyrighted binary objects (images) to GPLed scripts. Theoretically scripts can function without images, but interface will look broken. All features listed in their pages are provided by some SquirrelMail plugin. SquirrelMail 1.4.x skins can't be implemented without lots of mofications in core scripts. I am former SquirrelMail developer and I do think that Nutsmail abuses GPL. It is hard to prove, but if they do that to my plugins or my copy of SquirrelMail, they will be stopped.(Tokul 20:15, 29 November 2006 (UTC))


Yes. Squirrelmail is notable. It is deployed with the one, only, and internationally known medical health record and practice managements systems on the planet. This XAMPP package is deployed in an estimated 68,000 individual clinics and hospitals world-wide. As a lightweight solution for "clinic in a box" tool stacks, it gives an email and inmail capability without requiring another UI to be deployed. LibreHealthEHR, OpenEMR, et al.

I dont understand why everyone is voicing their own opinions, this area is intended for the black and white yes or no to notablilty ie yes its notable due to the fact of x,y and z or no its not notable due to x,y and z this is not a slaging match or a place to be rude and insulting, we deal with computers host websites so grow up and think of facts and not excuses. It like deal with kids in here. I beleive that this IS notable due to the facts that cpanel use this which is traceable and on that subject we can then say that any tracable fact is a notable fact then you have more than 50 facts - this then leads to a notable page being displayed for squirrelmail irrispective of who when what and why. stop the slanging match and point out the facts and not the reasons. this is what WIKI is all about - gaining FACTs - KMW IT Services Ltd

A mail program that allows you total control over all functions and aspects, how can this be in any way unnotable? Google many aspects of SMTP or mail server.. you will see the hmailServer/squirrel combination almost 70% of the time.

THE MODS at Wikipedia are NAZIS! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

No, they're just working for Microsoft and email/webmail providers so we will use their services and screw up our privacy rights!

SquirrelMail IS Notable!!! Please keep it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

SquirrelMail Rocks! It is used by many students, and actually helps them with their work. Including every one of the over 3 thousand students at PALCS(Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:02, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

SquirrelMail IS Notable! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:52, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

At least one editor seems to have confused notability with existence. There are about 20,000 packages provided in each of the major Linux distributions. Probably no more than 5% of those are notable Tedickey (talk) 20:02, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Being able to find information facts for a tool or product on Wikipedia often gives me an invaluable source from an outside perspective where an effort has been made to be unbiased. I generally also look for links to competing tools/products on Wikipedia, something that is generally hard to find anywhere else in a single location. As a tool, SquirrelMail is active, free, new, and solves a problem I couldn't solve years previously on my server. I heard about it from another small site operator. As for notability, I see entries on CNet and FreshMeat, are these good enough to meet Wikipedia criteria for notability? I know I needed a tool like SquirrelMail for many years, and now one is available, and I'd like to see it historically documented (not advertised or evangelized) as current history with appropriate links and references for other seekers, users, and historians. Stay neutral, and just provide the facts. SquirrelMail will live or die on it's own merits, and it is big enough now in my opinion to be history. I agree, the presentation / style of Wikipedia's presentation is useful to me for things like SquirrelMail. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigarno (talkcontribs) 22:52, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Every time I want to learn something about a port (I use FreeBSD), I am very happy to see a Wikipedia entry on it. Often, I find an encyclopedia style of description to be better than the description on the port's own web site. I see no problem if all of the (less than) 20,000 ports have a Wikipedia entry. Squirrelmail is a widely used web mail client (including ~737,000 Google results when searching on "Squirrelmail"), one which has been in existence for a very long time, and it fully deserves a Wikipedia entry. I am curious as to what contribution to an improved state of the world would be made if you somehow managed to remove the Squirrelmail entry from Wikipedia? How will this lead to a better world? (Iv Ray, July 26, 2010) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:31, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
hmm - so far, there's been a tiny bit of effort spent on finding evidence of notability, and a lot of verbiage attacking me. Tedickey (talk) 00:06, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, because you, on first place, are attacking a project loved and used by many people, what for? Is this the single piece of "junk" in Wikipedia, which, if removed, will make the world so much better, that it is worth your time and energy? Iv Ray —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:23, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Are you kidding me? Your saying Squirrelmail doesn't meet the wiki standards for having an article but every man and woman that hits a television screen does? I would say less then 1% of those are notable or will even exist after one or 2 shows yet they all seem to have wiki articles. Squrrielmail is probably the most well-known and secure webmail program used today.Woods01 (talk) 02:17, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

If it's notable, you'll find it simple to provide reliable sources discussing it (no anonymous blogs or random newsgroup comments of course). Tedickey (talk) 09:09, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Well a quick google search of SquirrelMail would have revealled a number of sources. Let's start. SquirrelMail is the main email program used by students at University College London (one of the world's leading research institutions) [url][/url]. Actually most institutions in the UK's Russell Group use SquirrelMail for students. Tedickey, maybe a quick Google might display the notability. Perhaps instead of having the God complex that 1 in 100 Wiki editors have, you might actually start to understand that Wiki was intended to be a resource that displays information for people to find out about various topics; 246,000 people search for "SquirrelMail" each month on Google according to the Google AdWords Keyword tool. Maybe you should realise that the reason Wikipedia is so popular is because millions of people like me come to find out about the many interesting things out there, and not, despite what you may believe to allow you to exercise your "power". Removing a page on a piece of software which is of interest to 246,000 people a month just to satisfy your own ego just demonstrates a lot about your own view of the world (and your own perceived self-importance), and very little about the high quality SquirrelMail system. (talk) 19:02, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
There are in fact lots of web articles (and print magazine articles) I've seen over the years that compare SquirrelMail to this and that different webmail package and there are endless numbers of HOWTOs that show how to build an email system that often contains SquirrelMail. However, I don't think those kinds of links are relevant to the content (they don't necessarily serve as appropriate footnotes for anything) of the Wikipedia page that describes this software. Pdontthink 22 July 2010
Googling revealed two articles within the first five results I checked (I used linuxtoday as a keyword). and (talk) 20:39, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

It's not notable because it's included in some Linux distributions. It's notable because lots of ISPs use it to handle webmail, and people will come here for info when they get an unexpected Squirrelmail error page. That's why I arrived here. --Ef80 (talk) 14:51, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

odd - coming to Wikipedia looking for explanations is something I wouldn't do. About all it's useful for is a guide to further reading Tedickey (talk) 20:35, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
That's a disingenuous response. It doesn't matter if Ef80 arrived here for odd reasons or not. The point is that, as Ef80 noted, SquirrelMail is used by many ISPs, universities, businesses, and individuals who host their own email. My own email INBOX each morning (as a maintainer of this software) attests to the continued widespread use of SquirrelMail (not always branded as such, which might be why Joe Public won't always know about it, but mail system administrators almost always do). To me, it seems like Tedickey is the only one who wants to take this page down. Pdontthink 22 July 2010
Given that you're the author of the page, it's unlikely that you're presenting a neutral point of view Tedickey (talk) 12:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Just because an author defends his page, does not mean that he's automatically wrong. sohmc (talk) 14:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Hear, hear. As a simple user of Squirrelmail for almost ten years, Squirrelmail is certainly notable simply as one of the longest-running free webmail systems. It's not the flashiest, but it's definitely one of the best.
Given that you're the one requesting deletion of the page, it's unlikely that you're presenting a neutral point of view. Zinob (talk) 14:44, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
What YOU would do or would not do is totally irrelevant. Are you some kind of God? Should Wikipedia do/contain only what YOU feel useful? Iv Ray —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:26, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I arrived here interested in more information about SquirrelMail since my hosting provider (bluehost) uses it. I found this link. Wikipedia tends to rank pretty high on Google searches (3rd today for SquirrelMail). It seems moving off Yahoo mail (my current webmail provider) may not be a problem. It's also not important how used this SquirrelMail is on Linux desktop distros if it happens to be used frequently in the actual relevant server market. How many other more notable open source webmail offerings are there? Open source fulfills a unique spot among software. It's the only type of software available to every single user and every single developer virtually without constrains and charge. And for what it's worth, I had heard of SquirrelMail at multiple times in the past few years without ever having used it or looked into it very much, so apparently people are writing about it and the product caught my attention enough to have remembered that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:27, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

If SquirrelMail is not notable what other webmail software can be considered notable using the same parameters? Hypertrek (talk) 07:20, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Me thinks, what other web mail is worth running? ISPs use it, hobbiests like me use it. Reasonably easy to setup. Even used it in businesses. It certainly deserves a Wiki entry. DaveA 23 July 2010. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:31, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Recap'ing the various comments: one or more distinct individuals states that they're satisfied users, and want to have a page reflecting their position Tedickey (talk) 12:23, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Tedickey: be respectful of other posters. Your (groundless) stride remark is totally useless in this discussion, and won't help us establish notability. --Lou Crazy (talk) 17:13, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm interested to see that someone takes the time to improve it; however so far the nature of the responses in this discussion hasn't focused on improvement, but argument. Tedickey (talk) 17:33, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
I agree that this whole section of the talk page was focused on argument for the sake of argument. Read the first entry dated march 13. It's not an exercise in improvement, just an attack on previous editors.
--Lou Crazy (talk) 01:01, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Indeed. Following your suggestion, let's make Wikipedia topics for all 20,000 of those packages, since they meet your implicit guideline for notability Tedickey (talk) 01:06, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Please don't mock. It's not helping this discussion. See also Wikipedia:Do not disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a pointsohmc (talk) 14:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
If we had editors for all 20,000 packages, we probably should make topics for all of them. We know this isn't realistic, so we might as well make topics for the ones people are willing to maintain them following the normal Wikipedia guidelines. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad notability guidelines exist-- it filters out things like users creating articles for their family dog (which may only be relevant to half a dozen people). But continuing this analogy...there are hundreds of breeds of dogs-- some of which have their own articles because they have enough unique, factual, reliable information to share to back up their article, and they follow the rules. Same deal here... I believe an article is warranted. --Mbeckwell (talk) 04:45, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Me thinks this discussion has no relevance to the Talk section of Squirrel Mail, as stated at the top of this page by Wikipedia: "This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the SquirrelMail article." To the extent that it brings attention to Squirrelmail, it has value. But as a Wikipedia Talk contribution, it is off-topic. My $0,000,000.02's worth. FluffyNose (talk) 10:38, 26 July 2010 (EST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

A Google Books book search returns 759 books where Squirrelmail is mentioned. (talk) 12:37, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Tedickey, I'm confused as to your reasoning as to why this article is not notible. Your original reasoning is that less than 5% of software packages included with Linux is notiable. I've read the notability guidelines and no where does it state that use of the software (or lack of it) makes it notable. In my opinion, SquirrelMail meets the guidelines for notability and the article should stay. I'm not attacking you; just confused as to which part of the notability guidelines you feel the article doesn't meet. sohmc (talk) 14:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

When I'm choosing a mail client (or any other piece of software), I like to visit Wikipedia to make comparisons. I've also read the notability guidelines, and it's unclear where the original editors' objection is coming from. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:36, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm really wondering about the reason for this discussion. Obviously, this program is widely used as a webmail client, so it is important to many people and so, many people may want to know about it (new users, old users) => needs an article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:13, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

One possible meassurement of notability is raw google numbers. So i tried googling the strings that shows up on the default long in page for squirrel mail and what must be the most common one, MS outlook. Ms Outlooks' webmail: "Connected to Microsoft Exchange"

That gives: 113 000 

Squirrel mail: "By the SquirrelMail Project Team" "SquirrelMail version"

Gives: 22 300

This does not signify that there are that many instalations since you can cange the login messages of both clients, and serveral hits seem to be pages talking about the clients in question. Still it should give you a hint that squirrelmail has some user base. It is something that mostly works behind the scenes, just like most people dont know, or care what there DNS resolver is they dont care about there webmail hence there are not that much flashy news or talk about it.

And i DO agree, with previous posters, the Wikipedia comparsion was invaluable to me when i was selecting which webmails to try out. Zinob (talk) 14:39, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: Squirrel mail: "By the SquirrelMail Project Team" "SquirrelMail version" - Gives: 22 300
SquirrelMail pages have tags that ask bots not to index it since SquirrelMail 1.4.5. (talk) 07:44, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Squirrelmail is invaluable to me in my business and each time I want to learn new things I turn to wikipedia. To not have infrmation about squirrelmail on wikipedia would simply be wrong. How this product can be considered to be not notable is beyond me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:38, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Squirrelmail is used by WHM/CPanel web-host reseller software that is used by millions of end users. If you don't like Squirrelmail that is your personal opinion that don't have anything to do with this software notability. -- (talk) 15:23, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

SquirrelMail is software that exists and that has a name that does not conflict with any wikipedia-articles. If anyone thinks that an article about this is not worth to be in the wikipedia, than wikipedia itself becomes worthless and you should start with deleting the article about wikipedia itself. Please everybody, never again reject any article on any freely available projects, wisdom, knowledge or anything like it. Feel free to delete commercial ads, yes! But nothing else! That's what wikipedia is all about. Just my 2 cents. (talk) 21:29, 29 September 2010 (UTC) - Oh, and nobody has the right to reject any free project from the wikipedia, as nobody knows which project will save somebodys life tomorrow! So just apply the wikipedia policy to allow every single project, knowledge an wisdom, or shut wikipedia down and never come back. (talk) 21:31, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

The wikipedia standard for notability says "If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article." Note that "significant coverage" does not mean a significant number of sources, it means that "sources address the subject directly in detail." Let's find some significant coverage in reliable sources. I'll start:

There are dozens of other sources that have less significant coverage. Can anyone else provide more sources that meet the standard of "significant coverage"? Three significant sources along with dozens of minor sources seems like it should be enough. Wikipedia has no hard and fast rule on the quantity of the sources, but I think these sources establish SquirrelMail's notability. I think the article needs to be cleaned up though; it includes information that does not belong in an encyclopedia. --Mugsywwiii (talk) 22:42, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

As a highly tech savvy creator/developer I have to stand by SquirrelMail on this. Being free, open source and decidedly non-proprietary gives it credibility, being simple enough to take control of and adapt easily to custom configurations gives it credibility, being so widely adopted and well maintained gives it credibility, no commercial or more complex webmail packages can compete for those reasons. It is a robust, simple, working antidote to no end of technical headaches and things that can go wrong with webmail "features". Even if you like to think more complicated, opaque and esoteric webmail is better, you can't deny SquirrelMail's living place in history. (talk) 15:49, 22 October 2010 (UTC) Leif Harmsen

I'm getting increasingly tired of WIKI Mods who seems to spend more time finding excuses to remove material from wikipedia than actually improving it. How can ordinary users make our point that we don't want these mods to ruin OUR wikipedia because they like to throw their weight around? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:07, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Generally things which are notable attract attention and some for reason to bring themselves up try to tear down that which they are for some reason feeling to be a threat. Why is that? by Friedhay Jan 6 2011 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friedhay (talkcontribs) 19:51, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

It seems to be politics. The German Wiki SquirrelMail has also its own page, without any discussion. How you can loose such a lot of time and effort for discussion? Just let the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:58, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

I use squirrelmail very frequently - most certainly qualifies as "notable". Paul (Berlin) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:24, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

"notable", it is used by several universities, apart from the ones mentioned above, the University of Augsburg and the University of York ( Maybe does not apply for all departments). There are probably millions of people worldwide who use it, with or without them noticing,either that program or a modification of it. --Do ut des (talk) 21:49, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Here are the Google Trends for SquirrelMail. While not as notable as OWA, it has been more notable than competitor RoundCube for years. Interest has decreased, but it is still quite notable. (talk) 11:07, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

response to criticisms of squirrelmail wikipage[edit]

How about this for notability: cPanel is the most commonly used web based web hosting front end in the world. Every installation of cPanel includes Squirrelmail, Horde, and RoundCube by default. Why would you remove information about 1/3 of the webmail front ends for the most used web hosting front end? SquirrelMail is also used, or even the default, in many other non-cPanel default webmail systems. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:02, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Here in Manchester, UK, We use Squirrelmail to supply 12,000 users with e-mail. Funkymonkey (talk) 08:48, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

   SquirrelMail is notable since years!  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:44, 3 January 2011 (UTC) 
   Yeah Hello. I am not savvy to all this technology,I live on a mountain,.

However with the aid of sqirrelmail,I make a good living here . I love its simple interface compared to yooha etc.

   What's this shit? I can't believe what I'm reading... Squirrelmail is not notable? If you really think that, I suggest you go back to your cave. Squirrelmail is probably the most popular webmail software. Thousand of ISP's and companys use it. This stupid discussion is as open a discussion about if Obama is sufficiently notable for have its own article on Wikipedia.
                  Peter  (local peasant)  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:08, 2 September 2010 (UTC) 
 I represent one of the many companies who use squirrelmail and none of our users have any complaints.  Squirrel Mail is an intergral and daily part of our lif.  I agree with the previous comments above. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 
 I think SquirrelMail deserves own wikipage, because it's really very popular free webmail software. Grimferryman (talk) 17:55, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
I use Squirrelmail since 2007 and believe it's a must . Of course it deserves its own page here --Filippos (talk) 19:29, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

And Last but not least.....Please post only encyclopedic information that can be verified by external sources. Please maintain a neutral, unbiased point of view. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:01, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I have been using squirrelmail since 2001. Even with some new cooler mail client software out there, I have found squirrelmail to still be the most superior mail client out there. But I don't really care if there is a wikipedia page on it. The smart ones are not going to stop using it because someone thought it does not deserve a wikipedia page. Who cares? Keep the page or delete it!!! Squirrel Mail still rocks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:09, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

This seems to be a moot subject now, as SquirrelMail still has a page here. (Vaskel (talk) 01:52, 30 October 2010 (UTC))

why are people hell bent on slaging each other off, there is a place for this called facebook. this is a WIKI site and a place for FACT's try and grow up and talk about the facts why squirrelmail should or should not have its own WIKI page. We beleive it should due to the comments made above as a fact cpanel used this in their product - this is a fact and there are thousands of servers running cpanel but based on this one fact you could then say if a company uses squirrelmail as a constant then there could be millions and then there is no doubt this has notability. it does not matter who what and when and even how just the FACT's please - KMW IT Services Ltd

Squirrel mail, es de verdad notable. Me parece facil de manejar y sensato. No tengo que soportar publicidad de nadie. Mis opiniones las dejo donde creo que es necesario dejarlas. Y sí, ¿Por qué no? si es preciso dejaré también mi opinión en facebook. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:18, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

End Of Life[edit]

SquirrelMail was last modified in 2012. It has trouble with modern 2015 HTML emails. It appears to have stopped being maintained and I'm here on the wiki because I wanted to see if there's a list of maintained alternatives; which there isn't. Is one needed, or is the "See Also" section sufficient? Also, the "External Links" section lists discontinued projects but SquirrelMail is not in that list -- shouldn't it should list SquirrelMail also? (talk) 17:21, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

The original developer(s) seem to have abandoned it, but there are still people on sourceforce making changes to the repository and the "Development version snapshots" are much updated. Would be nice to get a proper official version release and change log tho. As for alternatives, take a look at roundcube, very nice functionality and better UI than squirrel. (talk) 17:50, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Improvement and accuracy[edit]

I would like to update and improve the article but am uncertain of the facts.

From the above unsigned comment:

The original developer(s) seem to have abandoned it, but there are still people 
on sourceforce making changes to the repository and the "Development version  
snapshots" are much updated. Would be nice to get a proper official version 
release and change log tho.

Firstly the article should contain in the introduction what a "project" means in this instance. This should then clarify what constitutes an "official" status for software that the "original developers" have abandoned.

Would it be accurate to say that:

1. the Project consists of an informal group, with no resources of its own 
(apart from those that are personally owned and individually controlled by its 
members), who assemble and write code in the hope of indirect gain and/or for 
ideological reasons, and  that 
2. membership of the Project-team changes over time in an uncontrolled and 
undirected manner and has no responsibility either jointly or severally for 
the code or to its users?  

The need for this clarification is highlighted by the notability discussion above. While SquirrelMail advertises on their home page for comments to be posted in the discussion, they have chosen not to clarify the current "status" of the project - which appears from the News posted on their site to have been "unmaintained" for the last three years. From this it would seem that the article should state that the "project" currently has no "official" status but is maintained by various aganecies and volunteers as legacy software.

LookingGlass (talk) 09:01, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

I think there is a typo (grammatical) in this sentence: "SquirrelMail IMAP Proxy compiles on most flavors of Unix, and can generally be used on the same platforms as the webmail product can be with the exception of Microsoft Windows, unless used in a Cygwin or similar environment." mabnyc (talk) 11:04, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

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