3.977 e-mail addressing (127)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 30 Jan 90 20:38:23 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 977. Tuesday, 30 Jan 1990.

(1) Date: Mon, 29 Jan 90 19:34:00 EST (38 lines)
From: (Robert Philip Weber) WEBER@HARVARDA
Subject: Re: 3.963 network queries and others (77)

(2) Date: Tue, 30 Jan 90 09:36:28 EST (57 lines)
From: Paul Jones <pjones@mento.acs.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.970 e-addresses

(3) Date: Tue, 30 Jan 90 08:34:36 EST (7 lines)
From: Paul Brians <HRC$04@WSUVM1>
Subject: Re: 3.970 e-addresses; e-resources (85)

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Date: Mon, 29 Jan 90 19:34:00 EST
From: (Robert Philip Weber) WEBER@HARVARDA
Subject: Re: 3.963 network queries and others (77)

> From: "HELEN ARISTAR-DRY" <islhad@es.uit.no>
> Subject: addresses
>(2) Date: Sun, 28 Jan 90 11:35:00 EST (21 lines)
> From: "DAVID STUEHLER" <stuehler@apollo.montclair.edu>
> Subject: query

Addresses for email is an arcane science only fully understood by a
few wizards on the west coast. However, a good place to begin is
an article that appeared in the Communications of the ACM entitled
Notable Computer Networks in 1986. I don't have the exact citation
handy, but you should have no problem finding.

Stuehler's query regarding USENET news is partially answered in the
same article. What you need to find is a computer that has the USENET
news feed. On UNIX machines USENET news is often accessed with the RN
(read news) command. There are other programs that do the same
thing. The data bases for USENET news are quite large; they
are usually supported by some central computing organization,
at least in universities. Other computers on the network then
can read the news over the network with RN or some other program.
There are a few hundred topics covering a wide variety of topics.
Bob Weber
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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 90 09:36:28 EST
From: Paul Jones <pjones@mento.acs.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.970 e-addresses

I've been acting as postmaster for the better part on the UNC-Chapel Hill
campus for several years now which includes sites on DECnet, Internet, BITNET,
and UUCP (UUCP was invented between Chapel Hill and Duke). My bibles are:
Quarterman's Matrix (which is expensive and detailed), The European R & D E-
Mail Directory (from the European Unix Systems User Group -- its hard to get in
the States, but the introduction does a good job of explaining addressing and
the rest is a sort of e-mail yellow pages for Western Europe), !%@:: A
Directory of Electronic Mail Addressing Networks (concise and cheap from
O'Reilly and Associates, the Nutshell Handbook folks; they devoted two pages to
each network). I also refer to even more technical books to which you might
refer your local systems folks: Comer's Internetworking with TCP/IP, UNIX
Communications (by the Waite Group), and Nutshell's Using UUCP. The first
document I hand folks interesting in addressing problems is the enclosed short
artcle by Byron Howes. Written in 1986, it is still accessable and useful.

Folks desiring more detailed explainations of specific addresses may contact me
directly if they would like at pjones@mento.acs.unc.edu.

"Try again, fail again, fail better" S. Beckett
Paul Jones

Internet Addressing

Byron C. Howes -- NCECS

The objective of internet addressing is to provide a simply
understandable standardized form of electronic mail addressing that
takes into account the historical nature of network and domain growth
yet allows for unique addresses for every mailbox. Internet
addressing, while an objective used for most mail systems in this area,
is incompletely implemented with respect to all networks.

This is an address: Amailbox@Asite.Adomain

It is comprised of three parts:

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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 90 08:34:36 EST
From: Paul Brians <HRC$04@WSUVM1>
Subject: Re: 3.970 e-addresses; e-resources (85)

On E-mail addresses: I find that my Mac II's ampersands @ character
fails to do the job it should when writing e-mail addresses. I have
to type "at" with a space on either side of it instead.