[TUHS] attachments: MIME and uuencode

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Mon Mar 13 10:11:41 AEST 2017


I changed systems to many times and in the old days storage was so
expensive, email got archived to tape thinking if I needed its I would read
it later - then either did pull want a wanted or let if go fallow and the
the bits decay.

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 8:09 PM, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 04:35:24PM -0700, Mary Ann Horton wrote:
> >    That's interesting, Clem.  It would be useful to date the real date of
> >    the first email attachment sent.  Right now the only firm date we have
> >    is 6/1/80.  Do you have any old email or copy of uuencode that could
> >    establish an earlier date?
>
> Surely someone here has an archive of e-mail that they can grep through.
> I just did:
>
> $ grep ^begin 198*/*/*          [ yyyy/mm/dd ]
>
> and hit an e-mail in 1989. My archive only goes back to 1985 though.
>
> Cheers, Warren
>
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