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I've got a silly question, but it's been bugging me for a LONG time.. so figured I would see if any of you have a thought/answer to this.
I have seen the word "E M A I L" spelled many different ways... and I've never quite figured out what the PROPER spelling and case of the word is SUPPOSED to be.
Does anyone know how it is properly spelled?
E-Mail Email EMail e-mail
Capital E always? Only when starting a sentence?
Talk about pet peves.. but this one bugs me..
Thanks ahead to any of you English teachers out there http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
12-31-1998, 09:14 PM
Well, it just so happens that in my other browser window, I'm looking around Eudora's site, and they spell it "email" (or Email at the beginning of a sentence).
So I found an answer to your question, but not to mine, which is (does anyone know?) does Eudora Light check multiple POP3's or do you have to get Pro to do that?
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12-31-1998, 09:20 PM
Hotmail spells it Email
Postmark spells it e-mail
I spell it EMail
I think it's probably a preference thing..ya know like tomato or tômatô
or coupon/coopon LOL
No it doesn't http://www.aota.net/ubb/frown.gif
You need Eudora Pro for the Multiple email features...
I *think* pegasus offers multiple accounts free of charge though... I have to find their page though as I have not viewed it in ages
Found It http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
I went ahead and posted this to the Utilities and programs forum.
It's free and it does support multiple accounts http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
12-31-1998, 10:08 PM
Figures that Eudora Light wouldn't do it. Though you'd think that such a web-based business would have a proper site with better descriptions of the features of their software, eh? I also found a set of broken links there. Which hardly makes me want to buy their product.
So . . . thanks so much for finding out about Pegasus for me, Deb! As I recall, it's easy enough to use, but haven't used it since way back before there was a Netscape 2.0 and there was no such thing as background images, and a 14.4 modem was considered fast (yes, I was on the net back then), so I'll assume that Pegasus's software has gone through a few upgrades since then, too.
Sandy, I'm going to send you an email, watch for it in a bit, k?
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12-31-1998, 11:26 PM
yahoo email checks 3 POP's
I've been using Outlook Express too..so far
it's been working good (I use netscape email for my ISP's email acct.)
got your email..just sent you a novel back LOL
12-31-1998, 11:57 PM
well, we tend to go with (when being formal) e-mail, because its an abbreviation, right? "electronic mail" = e-mail
"electronic commerce" = e-commerce
capital at beginning of sentence, otherwise not
Just our two cents worth (although at the rate i'm having to correct typos, it should be much more than that!)
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01-01-1999, 01:16 AM
Merriam Webster (online) shows it as E-mail and the verb as "e-mail". Don't know why the noun is capitalized.
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01-01-1999, 01:36 AM
hehehe.. Deb.. you celebrating? http://www.aota.net/ubb/wink.gif
I don't care how it is spelled as long as I don't get spam mail.. hehehe
BTW.. happy new year! http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
01-01-1999, 03:39 PM
I think it is e-mail. E-mail if it starts a sentance.
hrrmmm this is what I mean :P
Logic and grammer tell me that e-mail (cap the E if at beginning of sentence) is correct.
Yet programs that specialize in e-mail use it as email w/o the hyphen.
And to make it even more fun some major net companies Cap the E always and/or cap the EM w/o the hyphen... EMail
We have two english "teachers" on the server.. I just may email/E-mail them and ask their opinion hehe...
Not before visiting Websters though *g*
Why not use Outlook Express? It's free and handles multiple email easily. Chances are that you already have it.
While it still has a bug taking too long "searching for hyperlinks", the beta version 5 does multiple accounts even better than the release version 4 - stay tuned.
We use Pegases at work because it has a DOS client that easily interacts with Windoz on Novell, but PMail isn't near as elegent or capable as OE.
Best part about OE is how it displays attached graphic files with the email - like pics from family or those email cartoons everybody zings around.
01-02-1999, 10:05 AM
i use outlook express.. i sometimes forget that I have a default sending address and send it away using the wrong addy. *I am learning to improve on this* But other than that.. I like it. http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
01-03-1999, 07:07 AM
In French, it's "e-mail" http://www.aota.net/ubb/wink.gif http://www.aota.net/ubb/wink.gif http://www.aota.net/ubb/wink.gif
I can't help telling you the story of this word in France. There's a real war between conservatives and netizens...
You must know that we have a special organism called "Académie française", created in the 17th century, whose job is to say what grammar rules you should use and what words you should forget. The guys who work there hardly know what is a computer.
Anyway, one of those guys discovered one day that there was a word spelled "mail" (that's our abbreviation for e-mail) that was not French but English!!! He decided to check if some other words had corrupted our beautiful language and indeed, found A LOT of computing terms that weren't French at all!
Result: TV shows, press articles, new dictionary and so on. If you're a journalist today you should avoid writing "mail" and rather choose "mél" (which is pronounced exactly the same.)
As you can guess, the average citizen still write "mail" and it's the spelling proposed by many serious dictionaries.
Any suggestion to put the matter right? http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
Let's invent the future!
Hehe... I received this email a while back ... (all in good fun.. no offence to any nationality ever)
Changes to the English Language
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro-English".
In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'. Sertainly,this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in favor of the 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' will be replased with the 'f'. This will make words like 'fotograf' 20% shorter!
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double leters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent 'e' in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.
By the 4th year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing 'th' with 'z' and 'w' wiz 'v'. During ze fifz year ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vords kontaining 'ou' and similar changes vud of kurs be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After ze fifz yer ve vil hav a rali sensibl ritn styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evriun vil find it ezi tu undrstand ech ozer.
Zen Z Drem Vil Finali Kum Tru!!
01-03-1999, 01:24 PM
Do you know that the French government made an attempt to vote such a reform? They even wanted to remove all accent marks. It was a few years ago...
Of course, a lot of people were very angry and protested against the reform. Nobody has ever heard about it since that day. http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
Let's invent the future!
I haven't had such a good laugh in a long time!
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