[mailhist-discuss] Question #2 for my story

Jacob Goense dugo at xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 22 14:29:14 PDT 2015


On 2015-03-21 02:10, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 3/20/2015 4:57 PM, Jack Haverty wrote:
>> If your story line can put the family's computers on a home LAN, the
>> scenario you seek was plausible back then.   No need to hack into an
>> external account, you can do it all on your home LAN.  Perhaps the AOL
>> account is accessed through the home LAN gateway, using its modem for
>> dialing in to AOL.   At least that's what would *appear* to be 
>> happening.
> 
> 1.  Home LAN in 1994???  Technologically feasible, of course, but not a
> plausible consumer market scenario, IMO.
> 
> 2.  AOL was access by dial-up modems, in those days.

It is possible to point the client directly at AmericaOnline.aol.com.

It seems to do everything through that host, so an easy hack like
changing the outgoing mail server through HOSTS.TXT isn't an option.

/Jacob


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