Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 15:45:05 EST

From: Steven Heffner 74754.517[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM

Subject: e-mail

However, I have noticed one thing about it that seems interesting to me: from

what I've observed informally, those who use "an E-mail message" or a similar

construction tend to be heavily involved with computers either in their

employment or through surfing the net, and those who use "an E-mail" tend to be

either computer outsiders or very casual users only.

I have noticed the exact opposite. The term "e-mail message" is the awkward,

outsider's term. Simply "e-mail" is the jargon. Also note that according many

style books and editor's newsletters, the lowercase "e" is becoming the agreed

upon style.

Steven Heffner