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Posterous home.png
Status Closing
Archiving status In progress...
Archiving type Unknown
Project tracker here
IRC channel #preposterus (on hackint)

Posterous is a blogging platform started in May 2008. It was acquired by Twitter on March 12, 2012 and will shut down April 30, 2013. Announcement


You can help by installing and running the ArchiveTeam Warrior and selecting the "posterous" project.

Seesaw script (for advanced users)


git clone

Follow instructions to install seesaw and edit script for IP address.

For wget: run ./


Make sure you place an IP address after --bind-address= on line 175. Example: "--bind-address=",

git clone
cd posterous-grab
git clone
cd seesaw-kit
sudo pip install -r requirements.txt
sudo pip install seesaw
cd ../
chmod +x && ./
run-pipeline --concurrent 1 --address <your_ip_address> <your_username>

Site List Grab

We have assembled a list of Posterous sites that need grabbing. Total found: 9898986

Tools: git


We found 9.8 million possible posterous accounts. They close April 30th, 2013.

We have 50 days left and 1,200,000 accounts downloaded.

60 sec * 60 min * 24 hours = 86,400 seconds a day

(9,800,000 - 1,200,000)/ 86,400 = 99.5 days at 1 account a second.

99.5 days (1 fetch a second)/50 days left = 1.99 and round that up to 2 accounts per second actually needed.

Now taking into account that not all accounts are the same size and the previous outages we have had the safe number would be 3x the above answer. So we need to download 6 full accounts per second to positively get all of posterous before it shuts down.