AOL Non-Lameness

Bill Woodcock woody at
Tue Oct 3 01:08:37 UTC 2006

      On Mon, 2 Oct 2006, Rick Kunkel wrote:
    > I had users that appeared to be getting their email blocked seemingly
    > because in their sigs, they write their phone number that stupid
    > IP-Address-Wannabe method, like:
    > 206.555.1212
    > As an aside, is this something that's the norm in other places, like
    > commas instead of periods for decimals in other countries?  I'd hate to
    > sound critical if it was.  It just seems that I know a large amount of
    > very American people who have decided that phone numbers with periods in
    > them somehow look more "hip" than dashes.  I despise that.

I remember running across a standards document which defined it once...  
ITU, probably.  Plus sign, country code, area code, number, space 
delimited.  I don't have the energy to google (hi, verb-searching IP 
lawyers!) for it exhaustively, but here's one reference, third paragraph 

and here's another:


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