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Q: Why can't I sent mail to an address?


In the early days of Athena, users' electronic mail addresses were These were transitioned to addresses in 1994, and addresses stopped working in 1999. If you wish to contact someone for whom you only have an address, you can try changing the domain to, if you believe the person is still at MIT. (For example, becomes

If you know the person's name, yqou may also wish to search the MIT directory at or call the MIT operators at 617-253-1000.

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June 01, 2012

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