Those uk addresses...

Ingrid Jakobsen ingrid at helios.anu.edu.au
Thu Oct 28 18:22:51 EST 1993


Since nobody else seems to want to reveal the big secret, here
it is:

     uk email addresses are backwards. 
eg the uk address      scientist at uk.ac.uni.machine
must be turned into    scientist at machine.uni.ac.uk

if you are mailing from outside the uk. Similarly, people
inside the uk have to reverse the rest of the world's email
addresses before they can send to them, as far as I understand.

Why is it so? I have no idea.

Ingrid.



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