[thelist] What is a good analogy for email aliases?

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Fri Jun 22 12:32:19 CDT 2001

 >We do e-mail services for a few of our clients (POP3 and forwarding), but
 >have a hard time explaining to people what an alias is...
 >Has anyone come up with some cool, simple analogy that explains it?

Yup. PO Boxes versus street addresses.

    Alias is to email
    PO Boxes is to street addresses.

I got a ton of metaphors - I work for a Podunkville ISP ;) ...

Morbus Iff
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