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Re: Email servers - @Peter Gathercole

You're just boasting about being even older than I am.

But you're missing my point - the mails that remained on the system in user folders were under the control of the users, and could be deleted. Things changed when backups were archived of all the mail going through the system.

This caused me to read the Wikipedia article on UUCP. Happy days...well, more a case of O fortunatos nimium sua si bona norint, agricolas (how happy farmers would be if they knew how fortunate they were), since at the time we had no idea that these were going to be the good times and it would be all downhill into viruses, Trojans, cat pages and Javascript.

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