Jerry Peek <email@example.com> writes:
# Kjetil Torgrim Homme <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
# > There are currentlyso many possible addresses to use for requests:
# > listserv, listproc, majordomo, intermail, foo-request to name a few.
# > Only one of these naming conventions is software independent, so I
# > think we should try to make "foo-request" the norm.
# Here's one reason I used to give for not depending on "foo-request."
# Back in the Dark Ages when I started using this email stuff, lots of
# systems would truncate addresses that were longer than 8 characters.
# "-request" is 8 characters long, by itself. Is that still a problem??
No. Some systems might have problems handling local delivery
addresses with more than 8 characters, but any system that wants to
play on the Internet today has to be able to handle a left-hand side
of more than 8 characters for outgoing mail.
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