You’ll have obtained an e-mail about how the US Postal Service is attempting to push via a invoice that may enable them to cost 5 cents per e-mail. I can perceive why individuals would assume 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. Certain seems like a authorities company usps liteblue.
The e-mail is a hoax. What’s wonderful to me is that it began in 1999 and continues to be making its means 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 (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 e-mail has been mistaken by so many individuals as being actual. The U.S. Postal Service at the moment has an digital postmark obtainable to companies who need to use it. You ship your e-mail via the Postal Providers servers they usually put a postmark on it for a value. It really works much like snail mail – you ship e-mail to their server and it could or might not make it to your recipient. USPS web site (http://www.usps.com).
If you wish to find out about a invoice earlier than the Senate or Congress, go to the supply. You possibly can test 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 e-mail, it would not be the top of the Web. There are a selection of how to speak with out utilizing e-mail.
Previous to the Web teams used Bulletin Board Programs (BBS) to speak and commerce recordsdata 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 enable individuals to commerce messages with out the usage of e-mail.
One thing I am wanting into for my ezine is Actually Easy Syndicator (RSS). The concept behind that is to put up headlines on my web site and a program working in your pc would learn these after they’re obtainable. No e-mail wanted. With the issues of Web Service Suppliers (ISPs) blocking e-mail, even from trusted sources, sooner or later it could 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 a company of any measurement are utilizing an intranet – a company-wide Web that’s solely accessible to individuals who work on your company. An extranet is an intranet that enables entry from individuals outdoors the company. By connecting the extranets, it could be attainable to create a non-public Web.