On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 3:43 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 1:54 PM -0500 2/18/09, Andrew Ballard wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:41 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> 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 "t...@sperling.com" 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.
> Cheers,
> tedd

You're missing my point. Yes, e-mail addresses are unique delivery
points. They can not, however, uniquely identify one and only one
person -- which is what one would need in the OP's situation.


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