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Re: Email Aliases
At 09:24 09/05/00 -0400, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
> >>>>> "Y" == Yves Bellefeuille <email@example.com> writes:
> Y> I'm satisfied that my current address at firstname.lastname@example.org will
> Y> remain valid indefinitely (as much as these things can be
> Y> certain, anyway).
>As Dr. Who often said: "Forever is a long time"
3 years ago, I was also 100% sure my email would always be email@example.com
Alas, the domain owner went to France and put his machine on a cable connection, and it is mostly down.
Now I have bought my own domain but before setting them up I'm using @metalab and @ifrance (usa.net alike) email.
I do not keep a single ISP since I move quite often and I have yet to find the "all times best".
>Maybe I can explain our reasons for creating these addresses: Authors
>grow old, get involved in other things, get married, have kids, change
>jobs, live their lives, and move on.
There are other reasons :-)
>While your email address may be relatively permanent, you may find
>someday that you are no longer interested or able to maintain the
>document, yet all the millions of mirrors and CDROM mirrors of it will
>still point to your address. It may cheer you up in your old age to
And that is the real problem : finding where your old email is used and trying to update each old program/document.
I'm even considering buying oeil.qc.ca domain to keep my 3 years-old email.
>If we assign an email address for the document itself, we can track
>immediately when an author vanishes and, if need be, find them an
>assistant or re-assign the document to another volunteer. When each
>document has its own email address, changing the maintainer will
>retroactively change the contact address for all those millions of
>already-distributed copies. All for the price of a simple edit of an
You perfectly sum up the idea.
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