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Subject:Re: E-mail addresses From:lpraderio -at- CLIFF -dot- WHOI -dot- EDU Date:Tue, 26 Oct 1993 17:54:19 EDT
Internet e-mail addresses ARE CASE SENSITIVE before the "@" sign but not after.
So FOO -at- YUK -dot- MINE -dot- EDU is the same as FOO -at- yuk -dot- mine -dot- edu or FOO -at- yUK -dot- mine -dot- edu -dot-
I prefer to put everything after the "@" sign in lowercase.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
lpraderio -at- whoi -dot- edu
Lori Lathrop writes:
> I need some advice. When a document includes Internet e-mail addresses,
> should they be in uppercase or lowercase? I've seen it both ways. Any
> editors out there? Which do you prefer?
Me, I have a preference for all-lowercase addresses:
(1) It's the form most commonly seen.
(2) The Internet doesn't care (foo -at- big -dot- com is the same as FoO@ bIg.CoM).
(3) Some people don't know (2) and will suffer "Case Anxiety."
(4) I'm not sure that uppercasing improves the readability.
(4) Lowercase just "seems cleaner" to me.