Klarinet Archive - Posting 000393.txt from 1998/03
From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Representation
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:44:16 -0500
> A somewhat un-clarinet-like question. Still, being a recent member to
> this mailing list, I would like to see just how diversify are the members
> on this list. Which nations are represented in this list? I may be
> wrong, but it seems like this is an internationally popular list.
To figure this out, send the messages (separately)
You'll get the e-mail addresses of the subscribers (and if _any_
bulk mailing spam weasels ever do that and start using our list
addresses they'll make me unleash my arsenal of anti-spam weapons
on them - and it won't be a pretty sight!)
E-mail addresses many times indicate country of origin or at least
enough information to help in the determination of country. If the
last piece says, for instance, .es, we know it's Spain (Espana).
There's a list of official e-mail country codes available.
Addresses that end with .edu are educational institutions. Sometimes
I have to try a command called "whois" on Unix to figure out what is.
For instance, Roger Garrett's address ends in iwu.edu, and doing a
"whois" on that brings back
Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU-DOM) IWU.EDU
Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU-HST) IWU.EDU 220.127.116.11
Addresses like aol.com or compuserve.com or netcom.com have no
information embedded (other than that someone's probably overpaying
for an advertising service :^) that allows you to figure out where
the mail originated.
Probably longer and more involved than you cared to know.
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