Fun_People Archive
3 Feb
And you thought the traffic on netnews was bad...

Date: Wed,  3 Feb 93 12:42:50 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: And you thought the traffic on netnews was bad...

 From: peter hall <PHALL@YaleVM.YCC.Yale.Edu>
 From Mon Feb  1 18:20:48 1993
 From: ?

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
upon receipt:

 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.

      Jock Gill
      Electronic Publishing
      Public Access E-mail
      The White House
      Washington, D.C.
      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.  :-)

    Jim Regan

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