The London Thames TV, recently went deeper into it’s archives and managed to dig up a footage about how e-mail used to be sent. The enthusiasts back then called this process ‘extremely simple’, even tho it required re-wiring cables, rotary telephone usage and some input commands that don’t quite look simple.
At first, you were suppose to re-wire a modem and after that re-wire a Prestel network by using a rotary telephone. After that was done, the user could log on “Micronet 800” service.
We recommend that you watch this 6 min footage, and after that, believe me, you’d be glad for today’s tech.