There was some
general discussion of the impact of personal computers on mail services. The main
realization being that the personal computer will not be available to handle incoming
mail all the time. Probably, personal computer users will have their mailboxes
on some big brother computer (which may be dedicated to mailbox service, or be
a general purpose host) and poll for their mail when they want to read it.
Jon Postel; Summary Of Computer Mail
Services Meeting Held At BBN On 10 January 1979; RFC
808; 1 March 1982.