Fidonet History


In late 1985 a Fido sysop in Dallas,Texas, wanted a convenient means of sharing ideas with the other Dallas sysops. He created a system of programs he called Echomail, and the Dallas Sysops' Conference was born. Within a short time sysops in other areas began hearing of this marvelous new gadget and Echomail took on a life of its own. A scant year and a half later, the FidoNet public network boasted a myriad of conferences hosting from a dozen users, to hundreds of users.

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This document was last updated on  13 July, 2003