[vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 14:29:49 EDT 2016


Aaaaaaand... it's dead.​

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Dean Notarnicola <dnotarnicola at gmail.com>
wrote:

> My oldest is my CompuServe account created in 1983, but later converted to
> a​n SMTP account, I'm guessing sometime in the mid to latter part of the
> 80's. The domain remains but not sure if the account survived the purchase
> by AOL. 75116.1152 at compuserve.com
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:15 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
>> I registered degnanco.com some time in Oct or Nov 1995, set up
>> billdeg-at-degnanco.com then.   It is still live today but it just
>> forwards
>> now to another account.
>>
>> Even older is my aol.com address from earlier in 1995, probably the
>> spring,
>> maybe late 1994 I don't remember.  I also had an even older ICI work email
>> that could be used to send Internet messages and a CompuServe account but
>> only the aol.com account is still around from the mid 90's.
>>
>> The first Internet email I received was probably in 1993 or 94 via ICI's
>> corporate email system (VAX).  I think the sender was a company called
>> Sales Technologies.  I was doing a lot of Internet but not quite WWW
>> communications with software back then.  I printed emails when they were
>> important back then!  I may still have it someplace.
>>
>> My first email address was my IBM work email address, 1987, but I don't
>> remember it other than it was in the IBM PROFs system.  I don't know if
>> one
>> could send Internet email with it, I never asked.
>>
>> Thanks for your replies.
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Michael Lee via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>
>> > On 8/29/2016 10:01 AM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hey,
>> >> Anyone still operating actively an email address from before 1995 that
>> one
>> >> can send a message and receive a reply without turning on an old
>> server,
>> >> etc.
>> >>
>> >>
>> > My daily e-mail is still the same, but originates a few days after 1995.
>> > It for The Dragon's Hoard BBS, running Major BBS with the Internet
>> Gateway
>> > option transferred via UUCP dial up to start.
>> >
>> > Domain Name: TDH.COM
>> > Creation Date: 1996-01-05T05:00:00Z
>> >
>>
>
>



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