40 years of the first email to Sweden
40 years ago today, at 14:02 on 1983/04/07 (7th April), Björn Eriksen received the first ever email in Sweden. It was from Jim McKie of European Unix Network (EUnet) in Amsterdam. Björn had a VAX 780 running BSD. The following is the actual email:
SWE_Mail Return-Path: Date: Thu, 7 Apr 83 14:02:08 MET DST From: mcvax!jim (Jim McKie) To: enea!ber Subject: Hello You are now hooked to the mcvax. This is just a test. Reply, we will be calling you again soon! Ignore any references to a machine called "yoorp", it is just a test. Mail should go to mcvax!….". Regards, Jim McKie. (mcvax!jim).
This email was transmitted over using UUCP. After a few years, in 1986, Björn registered .se TLD.
I was not even born, when this email was received :)