Re: E-mail addresses

Subject: Re: E-mail addresses
From: lpraderio -at- CLIFF -dot- WHOI -dot- EDU
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1993 17:54:19 EDT

Hi Lori,

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.

Laura Praderio
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.

Walter Pienciak
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions
wpiencia -at- ieee -dot- org

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