You will have acquired an electronic mail about how the US Postal Service is attempting to push by means of a invoice that might permit them to cost 5 cents per electronic mail. I can perceive why folks 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 present you something for the 5 cents. Positive appears like a authorities company Liteblue.
The e-mail is a hoax. What’s wonderful to me is that it began in 1999 and continues to be making its approach across the Web. If you have not seen the e-mail, you possibly can see an instance of the e-mail and extra details about it on the City Legends Reference Web page (http://www.snopes.com/enterprise/taxes/invoice602p.asp).
I would not be shocked by the Postal Service eager to do one thing like this, which is among the causes this electronic mail has been mistaken by so many individuals as being actual. The U.S. Postal Service at the moment has an digital postmark accessible to companies who wish to use it. You ship your electronic mail by means of the Postal Companies servers they usually put a postmark on it for a worth. It really works much like snail mail – you ship electronic mail to their server and it might or might not make it to your recipient. USPS web site (http://www.usps.com).
If you wish to learn about a invoice earlier than the Senate or Congress, go to the supply. You possibly can examine on any invoice earlier than Congress or the Senate at Thomas – The US Congress on the Web (http://thomas.loc.gov).
If the Postal Service did put a 5 cent tax on electronic mail, it would not be the tip of the Web. There are a variety of the way to speak with out utilizing electronic mail.
Previous to the Web teams used Bulletin Board Techniques (BBS) to speak and commerce information by dialing right into a central pc and establishing a connection over a telephone line. Yahoo Teams and Topica Teams are mainly doing the identical factor now, however over the Web. These BBS methods permit folks to commerce messages with out using electronic mail.
One thing I am wanting into for my ezine is Actually Easy Syndicator (RSS). The concept behind that is to publish headlines on my web site and a program operating in your pc would learn these after they’re accessible. No electronic mail wanted. With the issues of Web Service Suppliers (ISPs) blocking electronic 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 at all times the choice of utilizing the Fax and Cellphone to speak.
Lastly there’s the potential of a personal Web that bypasses authorities involvement altogether. Most of you that work for an organization of any dimension 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 permits entry from folks exterior the corporate. By connecting the extranets, it will be doable to create a personal Web.