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Subject:e-mail or email or E-Mail? From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Wed, 28 Dec 1994 07:14:11 MST
This must have been a topic well-discussed before I joined the
list. I was glad to see it just so I can relay what I get to
deal with where I work.
The powers that be insist on abbreviating electronic mail as
"E-Mail"--yes, with capital letters. I explain every chance I
get, to whoever will listen, that there is no reason to
capitalize it--it is not a proper noun or product name, etc. But
the Army is very structured and if somebody at a higher level
doesn't know any better and says "electronic mail will be
abbreviated as such," then everyone below him/her just blindly
It just drives me nuts. I personally refuse to do it
their way in any of my documents. If someone makes a big enough
stink, I simply spell it out rather than abbreviate it
bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil