E-Mail Addresses

Kim Culhan ct-user@sttng.mlo.dec.com
Tue, 24 May 1994 19:18:03 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 24 May 1994, Steve Harrison wrote:

> What's going on? Does EVERYBODY think everybody else knows everybody 
> else's E-Mail address? Please use your name, call and your e-mail address 
> at the end of a message!

The Standard for Internet email makes the sender's address available to the
computer at the receive end, just for this reason -no user action required
to achieve it.
> Then, this morning, one e- shows up with only a call, and another doesn't 
> even have any signature!

See above. The main reason the 'signature' evolved was to provide a backup
return address in the event the software on the sending end had a 
configuration problem.

> You want replies to your comments/questions, do it right, please! This is 
> getting too informal!

What with the rapid growth of the Internet recently, there are many sites
'on the air' still trying to 'do it right' :)

kim w8hd