[vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Mon Aug 29 23:41:35 EDT 2016

On 08/29/2016 10:55 PM, W2HX via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Interesting. In college around 85-89 I had access to two networks, one called "bitnet" and the other called "csnet" probably for computer science net.  I do recall using bangs "!" as part of the email addresses like you show below. But it was long ago and far away so my memory has faded.
> Eugene W2HX
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org] On Behalf Of Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 1:37 PM
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> Cc: Neil Cherry
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club
> I thought a few folks might find this a bit humorous. ;-)
> cbnews.att.com!ncherry
> rutgers.edu!diane.uucp!ncherry :-) I used to be on the maps!

If you were on bitnet you were probably using all sorts of symbols.
I recall mixing !, %, @, {}. Lots of fun with routing email.

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