[TriLUG] Email signatures
Supple.Joe at epamail.epa.gov
Supple.Joe at epamail.epa.gov
Wed Jun 1 16:25:18 EDT 2005
Hey, sorry guys.
There is no government EPA requirement to have the signatures put first.
I've never seen here before.
Perhaps there is now a Lockheed-Martin requirement, but there wasn't two
years ago when they had this contract, and I (and Ken Mink) worked for
There may be requirements for signatures, but I think we all have seen
And, in other EPA news, no Ken, they do have a firewall. That was 4 or 5
years ago. No telnet allowed in accept approved machines. No SMTP
allowed in or out except approved machines - helps on viruses and spam.
Separate DNS for internal and external that hides the machines IP
addresses from the outside world. Other stuff, but you probably get the
Joe, if you want to make it easier to just type, put a couple of
carriage returns at the top of your signature. Then, when you do a new
message your cursor will be in the blank space.
In a completely separate topic ... whenever I see a posting from Joe I
have to do a doubletake, because his name and address
joseph mack @ epa.gov vs. mine
joseph mark supple @ epa.gov
... just bad pattern matching on my part.
NNES - National Notes and Email Support
CSC ITS-EPA Team
Supporting the Environmental Protection Agency
79 TW Alexander Drive, Bldg 4201
Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
Email: Supple.Joe at epamail.epa.gov
trilug-bounces at trilug.org wrote on 06/01/2005 12:00:10 PM:
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 14:59:53 -0400
> From: Mack.Joseph at epamail.epa.gov
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Financial Tracking Software
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
DA at epamail.epa.gov>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> Joseph Mack PhD, High Performance Computing & Scientific Visualisation
> LMIT, Supporting the EPA Research Triangle Park, NC 919-541-0007
> Infrastructure Contact-Ravi Nair 919-541-5467 - nair.ravi at epa.gov,
> Federal Visualization Contact - Joe Retzer, Ph.D. 919-541-4190 -
> retzer.joseph at epa.gov
> > Joe, if you took this request in a negative light,
> > I apologize. It was not intended as such.
> I didn't realise it was aimed at me :) I delete
> all the messages where people sound off at each other.
> The position, contents and format of the .sig
> are dictated by govt policy. Carrying the most
> important information in the e-mail, the .sig
> comes first.
> I'm sorry there's nothing I can do about it.
> My e-mail address should have given you a hint.
> The change of .sig format occurred about 3 months ago
> when we were moved off our primitive unix machines
> and mail clients onto modern Linux boxes with WINE,
> runnning everything a developer needs - Lotus Notes,
> MSWord, Excel, Power point, IE. As you can imagine
> this has boosted productivity by allowing us to
> communicate more effectively with our administrators.
> For instance my saved mail files now all have DOS
> carriage control and none of the mail headers which
> used to clutter up my old saved mail files. I can
> send e-mail with blinking text instead of plain text
> if I want. The X-window mouse swiping cut-and-paste
> nastiness has been disabled and instead we have dozens
> of pull down menues to guide us through each step of
> the way.
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