OOPS, i'm bad (was re: e-mail vs Email)

Subject: OOPS, i'm bad (was re: e-mail vs Email)
From: "Ella M. Beale Peacock" <epeacock -at- DFW -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:31:42 -0500

Just received this off the list and noticed my typos. It's what I get
for being so quick on the send button.

Example sentence should read:

Email is a system that computer users [use] for messaging.

Also committed one of my own pet peeves; typing their instead of

If you're not familiar with IETF, their [they're] the folks who set

-----Original Message-----
From: Ella M. Beale Peacock [SMTP:epeacock -at- dfw -dot- net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 1997 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: E-mail or e-mail

Hi All.. a question was asked:

>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.

According to pg 18, RFC1983, Internet Glossary, published by the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), April 1996. Correct form would
be "email" unless starting a sentence then would be Sentence case as in:

Email is a system that computer users for messaging.

Otherwise should be lowercase and no hyphen.

All of their docs and references can be
found at:


The Internet Glossary's url is


Ella M. Beale Peacock Member: HTML Writers Guild
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