And you thought the traffic on netnews was bad...
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 93 12:42:50 PST
Subject: And you thought the traffic on netnews was bad...
From: peter hall <PHALL@YaleVM.YCC.Yale.Edu>
From: Rikki <TRUSTEE@YALEVM>
From email@example.com Mon Feb 1 18:20:48 1993
Anybody wants to send email to President Clinton????
Turns out that you can now send email to the White House (yes, the one in
Washington D.C.). The address is:
Mail sent there is routed by the staff to wherever it's most appropriate
(hopefully not the waste bin), so if you want a reply, you have to include
your U.S. Mail address. Presumably, most of the people who handle the mail
don't have access to email.
FYI, correspondence seems to receive the following generic acknowledgement
Thank you for your recent electronic mail message to the White
House. As soon as practicable it will be sent to the appropriate office
for consideration. You should receive a written reply in due course.
Unfortunately, we are not yet ready to respond substantively
to your message by electronic mail. We appreciate your patience as we
implement our new electronic systems.
As you know, this is the first time in history that the
White House has been connected to the public through electronic
mail. We welcome your comments and suggestions for ways to improve
your Public Access E-mail program.
Public Access E-mail
The White House
CLINTON PZ on America Online
PS: If you did not include your U.S. mail return address in your
message and you want a reply, please send your message again and
include that information.
Happy democracy. :-)
© 1993 Peter Langston