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