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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 20 Oct 1994 10:51:39 CDT
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Seems like lately we've gone through a spate of personal mail being
unintentionally sent to SCREEN-L.  Soooooo....a quick reminder:
If you get mail from SCREEN-L and hit whatever your system uses for a
REPLY key, the message will automatically be addressed to SCREEN-L and,
if sent, will go out to all 400 subscribers.
This is confusing, I know, because some mail systems identify SCREEN-L
mail with the name of the person who originally sent the message to
SCREEN-L (i.e., the original poster of the message).  This can lead one
to think the message came *directly* from the poster instead of
from SCREEN-L.
The only way I know to avoid embarrassment is to check the TO line or box
(or whatever) before you send out any message.  It's a small inconvenience
but it's an effective prevention of egg-on-face syndrome.
Yers in less embarrassing e-mail,
          What the great philosophers have said vis-a-vis love (as
          interpreted by Matt Groening):
              Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and
              then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature
              machine gun.
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| SCREEN-L Coordinator                                                   |
| Telecommunication & Film Dept * The University of Alabama * Tuscaloosa |