[ih] Internet-history Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Sun Jul 5 21:39:23 PDT 2020

On 7/5/2020 8:26 PM, the keyboard of geoff goodfellow via 
Internet-history wrote:
> The standards themselves originally did not specify how these email
> addresses should be written

To the extent that x.400 use became common, it wasn't unusual to see a 
business card with a multi-line email address, for all the attributes 
you gave, but listing a /series/ of ADMDs, for all the carriers you 
could reach the person through.  Each carrier, really, meant a different 
email address.

(People often miss the wonderfulness of the MX record, and, more 
generally, separating names from addresses from routes.  Someone should 
write about that...)

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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