Searches span all archived messages in a particular mailing list. More complex searches are supported through advanced query syntax. Phrase search is supported. So are fancy boolean operators like + - AND OR NOT (). Finally, searches can be limited to a particular email field such as from, date, subject or message. For example, one can find all messages from April 2002. The sort order can be controlled by adding sort:newest or sort:oldest to your search string.
"battle royale" +Jeff -Breidenbach -Marshall (dualing OR dueling) AND banjos from:"Mac Oglesby" date:[19980101 TO 19981231] Breidenbach date:200204* help sort:newest