E-Mailing Without an Address

A prototype e-mail system being tested at Stanford University later this year will radically change how users specify where their messages are supposed to be delivered. Called SEAmail, for "semantic e-mail addressing," the system allows users to direct a message to people who fulfill certain criteria without necessarily knowing recipients' e-mail addresses, or even their names. E-mail addresses are an artificial way of directing messages to the right people, says Michael Genesereth, an...Full Story
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