[TUHS] who invented the email attachment?

Mary Ann Horton mah at mhorton.net
Mon Mar 20 11:21:44 AEST 2017

This is great feedback, and the shar mechanism would seem applicable 
here too.  But I can't seem to find a date for shar.

I'm under the impression that shar came later in the 1980s. Google's 
archive for net.sources only goes back to 1987 (unless I'm doing it 
wrong) and clearly shar was already well established by then.

Can anyone put a date on shar, or at least before/after 6/1/1980?


     Mary Ann

On 03/18/2017 07:41 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Mar 2017, Mary Ann Horton wrote:
>>   1. Originally, our files were all plain text and we just included them in
>>      the email message body.  The ~r command in Kurt Shoen's Mail program was
>>      typical.  There was no name for this, we were just emailing files.
> 1.5 They started to include in-line shell scripts, then we piped them
>      into the "unshar" utility, which did basic security checks.

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