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Old 04-30-2020, 01:16 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-30-2020, 01:33 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 04-30-2020, 01:37 PM   #3
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FWIW, 2 email clients I used - Thunderbird and Evolution - use this format in the To/Cc/Bcc fields when composing a new message.
 
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Old 04-30-2020, 01:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by charleswilliams View Post
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"
 
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Old 04-30-2020, 01:48 PM   #5
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Thanks. This is fine.

Sorry didn't provide any context. This email list is written in VIM.
 
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Old 05-07-2020, 02:10 AM   #6
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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?
 
Old 05-07-2020, 05:49 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charleswilliams View Post
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.

Last edited by ehartman; 05-07-2020 at 07:27 AM. Reason: small corrections
 
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