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charleswilliams 04-30-2020 01:16 PM

email question
 
In a list of email addresses, can I format like this:
Brian Casey <bc@gmail.com>,
George Bigguy <gb@gmail.com>,
and so on.

I'd use no formatting at all if it was recommended:
bc@gmail.com, gb@gmail.com,

I don't care what method I use, I just want to follow modern standards. Of which I know nothing, obviously.

sevendogsbsd 04-30-2020 01:33 PM

A little context would be nice. Where is this list, in an email app, on a web email app? totally depends on what you are using the list for.

ondoho 04-30-2020 01:37 PM

FWIW, 2 email clients I used - Thunderbird and Evolution - use this format in the To/Cc/Bcc fields when composing a new message.

scasey 04-30-2020 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charleswilliams (Post 6117734)
In a list of email addresses, can I format like this:
Brian Casey <bc@gmail.com>,
George Bigguy <gb@gmail.com>,
and so on.

I'd use no formatting at all if it was recommended:
bc@gmail.com, gb@gmail.com,

I don't care what method I use, I just want to follow modern standards. Of which I know nothing, obviously.

Both of those constructs are acceptable. I generally don't to the Real Name <email address>, but that's mostly 'cause I'm lazy. Contacts in email clients usually do use that format, however.

Either is "standard"

charleswilliams 04-30-2020 01:48 PM

Thanks. This is fine.
 
Sorry didn't provide any context. This email list is written in VIM.

chrism01 05-07-2020 02:10 AM

You mean you constructed the list in vim... which is fine, but not really relevant.
what we need to know is how you want to use it and which tool / service is ingesting it?

ehartman 05-07-2020 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charleswilliams (Post 6117734)
In a list of email addresses, can I format like this:
Brian Casey <bc@gmail.com>,
George Bigguy <gb@gmail.com>,

It depends on the E-mail client (the MUA) you're using.
some will accept only the pure user@email.address form,
others both your form (with <>) or the opposite way:
user@email.address (first lastname)
so with () and the two parts switched around.
For instance my alias list for "mutt" is in the form with ()

I tried the form with <> at WeTransfer.com and that site didn't accept it.

GPGAgent 05-08-2020 11:09 AM

What was he solution?


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