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November 29th, 2009

Oldest Mailing List

What’s the oldest mailing list that you’re still on?

I’ve unsubscribed to almost all of the mailing lists I used to be on, but for whatever reason, I still receive updates from Snopes. Sure, they have an RSS feed and their site is easy enough to check for new topics, but for some reason I haven’t unsubscribed from their weekly mailing. It’s not even like I read it very often, maybe once or twice every two months. At this point, I must maintain my subscription for sentimental reasons.

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Ostvold October 30, 2012, 4:31 pm

The oldest running listserv/mailinglist in the Internet today is the ECEOL listserv – dating back to March 1993. This listserv will most likely be shut down in December 2012.

Eric Smith April 22, 2017, 3:42 am

ECEOL is not even *close* to being the oldest running mailing list on the Internet. TELECOM Digest has been running since 1981, and SF-LOVERS has been running since September 15, 1979. Both are still active.

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