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 for source route
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  source route
  mail path
  source routing
  
      An electronic mail address which specifies the
     route the message should take as a sequence of hostnames.
     It is called a source route because the route is determined at
     the source of the message rather than at each stage as is now
     more common.  The most common kind of source route is a UUCP
     style bang path, "foo!bar!baz!fred'.  The RFC 822 syntax,
     "@foo:@bar:fred@baz", is seldom seen because most systems
     which understand RFC 822 also perform automatic routing based
     on the destination hostname.  A third, intermediate, form is
     sometimes seen: "fred%baz%bar@foo.com".
  

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