Hey, HSU Alumni of a Certain Age: This is the End of an Era

Hank Sims / Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 @ 1:57 p.m. / HSU

The Humboldt State IT department just sent out the following alert, and darned if it didn’t give me the sniffles. 

To: All Staff and Faculty

A couple of weeks ago, we sent you an email to let you know that the old @axe.humboldt.edu and @redwood.humboldt.edu email addresses will be taken offline permanently very soon.

The time to switch off those servers is almost here, so if you haven’t yet taken the steps necessary to ensure you don’t lose any emails after February 11, please take a moment to do so today. Your email life will be easier as a result.

It’s incredible that it’s taken them this long to retire those creaky old pre-Web subdomains. I was an axe man back then, furrowing around on gopher and telnet at the dawn of the Internet. Kids these days will never understand.

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