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re:The coming change...
Mickey's done a great job, and is still doing a great job, but....
> and attributions won't always
>be so clear. Some people (e.g. those that are occasionally called
>Tim) might want to start making sure that when they compose a reply
>they stick in the author of the message to which they're responding.
>Else every message they respond to will have ostensibly been written
I want to point out that the mail-server I have at work was set up by
our systems admin, who has decided for all using our in-house net, that
we would be best served if the e-mail coming in from outside our local
net was trimmed of all useless text such as source e-mail addresses.
Therefore when I recieve any e-mail from the dinosaur list, the only
information that appears is the body of the message, and the source
e-mail address which appears as OWNER-DINOSAUR (with properties of
Because of this, I don't know who is writing the message as I have when
subscribed from other servers UNLESS THEY TAKE THE TIME TO SIGN THEIR
NAME IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE. Just a brief name will do if you don't
want to crowd your email with a 'sig'. If you actually include your
e-mail address in the body of your message as well, me and people like me
can even respond off-line, if appropriate.
I would recommend if Mickey asks us to attribute what we are responding
to by including an actual name, that you take just a moment to sign your
e-mails for those of us who's net-admin's where trained by neanderthals
about proper net-etiquette.
-Betty (see, like that-real simple, isn't it)