Re: e-mail or email?

Subject: Re: e-mail or email?
From: "Dave L. Meek's User Account" <dave -at- DISC-SYNERGY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 10:39:26 -0800

>From!!techwr-l Mon Jan 16 17:39:45 1995
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>Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 11:11:59 -0800
>Reply-To: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- cadence -dot- com>
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>From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- cadence -dot- com>
>Subject: Re: e-mail or email?
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>(No, she didn't. She asked the questions, she didn't say, "In my book
>... (with E ....)")

>What is the purpose of the hyphen? neither "e" nor "mail" are
>abbreviations. I submit that this is a new term, like "fax," and
>that it should be written "email." No reason for anything else.

My AH College Dictionary lists "E-mail" as an abbreviation
"electronic mail," with the capitalized "E" as the more common
usage. It also lists "fax" as the shortened form of "facsimile."

Dave Meek

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