The Postal Service Wants To Run A National E Mail Directory

Tying the nation's electronic-mail systems together by sharing address lists would make it much easier for e-mail users to reach each other, no matter which service they're using. But operators of e-mail networks, such as AT&T EasyLink, worry that divulging their customers' addresses will make it easy for competitors to pick them off. Likewise, operators of private e-mail networks, such as Boeing Co., fear that revealing employees' addresses would open them up to unwanted messages--from job recruiters, say.

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