Re: E-mail or e-mail

Subject: Re: E-mail or e-mail
From: Bob Morrisette <Robert -dot- Morrisette -at- EBAY -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 08:10:52 -0700

> From barkley -at- ONR -dot- COM Mon Apr 28 19:54:12 1997
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> From: Diana Barkley <barkley -at- ONR -dot- COM>
> Subject: E-mail or e-mail
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Is the *e* in e-mail upper or lower case ? I usually use lower case because
> I didn't consider it a proper noun, but a programmer insists that I
> capitalize it.
> I didn't find anything in the Chicago Manual of Style (39th edition)or in my
> employer's (a state agency)internal style guide.
> You can reply to me directly, if you wish. Thanks !
> Regards,
> Diana Barkley
> Tx. Dept. of Criminal Justice
> Austin, TX
> (512) 406-5579
> barkley -at- onr -dot- com
I remember a long discussion on this list about e-mail vs. email. I think the
consensus was e-mail or email, but never E-mail unless it starts a sentence.
In most publications I read, I see e-mail. Microsoft style suggests e-mail.

Bob Morrisette
writer -at- sabu -dot- EBay -dot- sun -dot- com

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