[vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club
J. Alexander Jacocks
jjacocks at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 16:06:35 EDT 2016
On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:54 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:09 PM, Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > replying to william degnan
> > > Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club
> > > Anyone still operating actively an email address from before 1995
> > I have been jeffj/at/panix/dot/com since 1991.
> > I know the fellow with a slightly lower UID but he's not a VCF member.
> > Before that, my emails were via my employer,
> > but as a consultant I quickly realized the merit of an email
> > that I could keep independent of my employer or client.
> > I had email via Genie, Delphi, Prodigy but never Compuserve or AOL.
> > Before it was PANIX, there was Big Electric Cat.
> > A friend used that to access USENET before the Internet,
> > back when most systems were "walled gardens".
> > -- jeffj
> I think Jeff wins! 1991
I had yoy at nihcu on Bitnet, starting in June of 1992. Long gone, I'd
guess. Internet connected via the Bitnet/Internet gateway. I used it to
do FTP-by-email, believe it or not.
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