You will have obtained an e mail about how the US Postal Service is attempting to push by means of a invoice that will enable them to cost 5 cents per e mail. I can perceive why individuals would suppose that it is true. The Postal Service had nothing to do with the e-mail being despatched they usually aren’t going to provide you something for the 5 cents. Certain feels like a authorities company.
The e-mail is a hoax. What’s superb to me is that it began in 1999 and remains to be making its method across the Web. If you have not seen the e-mail, you may see an instance of the e-mail and extra details about it on the City Legends Reference Web page lightblue.
I would not be stunned by the Postal Service eager to do one thing like this, which is among the causes this e mail has been mistaken by so many individuals as being actual. The U.S. Postal Service at present has an digital postmark out there to companies who wish to use it. You ship your e mail by means of the Postal Providers servers they usually put a postmark on it for a worth. It really works just like snail mail – you ship e mail to their server and it might or might not make it to your recipient. USPS web site .
If you wish to find out about a invoice earlier than the Senate or Congress, go to the supply. You’ll be able to examine on any invoice earlier than Congress or the Senate at Thomas – The US Congress on the Web.
If the Postal Service did put a 5 cent tax on e mail, it would not be the tip of the Web. There are a variety of how to speak with out utilizing e mail.
Previous to the Web teams used Bulletin Board Techniques (BBS) to speak and commerce recordsdata by dialing right into a central laptop and establishing a connection over a telephone line. Yahoo Teams and Topica Teams are principally doing the identical factor now, however over the Web. These BBS methods enable individuals to commerce messages with out using e mail.
One thing I am wanting into for my ezine is Actually Easy Syndicator (RSS). The concept behind that is to submit headlines on my web site and a program working in your laptop would learn these after they’re out there. No e mail wanted. With the issues of Web Service Suppliers (ISPs) blocking e mail, even from trusted sources, sooner or later it might be a necessity for ezine publishers to proceed to publish.
I do know it is quaint, however there’s all the time the choice of utilizing the Fax and Cellphone to speak.
Lastly there’s the potential of a non-public Web that bypasses authorities involvement altogether. Most of you that work for an organization of any measurement are utilizing an intranet – a company-wide Web that’s solely accessible to individuals who work on your firm. An extranet is an intranet that enables entry from individuals exterior the corporate. By connecting the extranets, it might be potential to create a non-public Web.