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Are Your Bits Flipped? by Joe Kissell

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15. Email Address Misconceptions

Email is so simple, what could go wrong?
Email is so simple, what could go wrong?

The first email message was sent in 1971. Over the more than four decades since, there’s been plenty of time for the technology to evolve and for people to get used to it. Even so, on an almost daily basis I run into people who are doing it wrong, by which I mean that your email address may be advertising facts that are untrue or misleading, while it’s far easier to change your email address than you might think—and there may be excellent reasons to do so. (See my TidBITS article It’s Not Email That’s Broken, It’s You.)

In IMAP Misconceptions, I talked about common misunderstandings ...

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