At 1:54 PM -0500 2/18/09, Andrew Ballard wrote:
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:41 PM, tedd <> wrote:

 > Granted this is an involved method, but email addresses are unique and thus
 ensures one vote per email address.

E-mail addresses are (somewhat unique -- not getting into aliases,
forwards, and such) e-mail delivery points, they are not a unique
index of PEOPLE. You point out below that a single person can have
multiple addresses. I also know several families where the entire
family shares one address.

No -- email addresses are unique.

Don't confuse the issue by looking at how many people can use a single email address, but rather that each email address IS unique that many people can use.

Keep in mind that on the right side of the @ is the domain name, which is absolutely unique -- and on the left side of the @ only one mail box per specific string is allowed. While I can have "" and "t...@sperling" dump into one account, there is still only one account.

The process has to be that way or this email thing would not work.




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