October 17, 2001

E-mail answer to anthrax risk

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "Use of e-mail could skyrocket as an ever-widening anthrax investigation turns "snail mail" into a suspicious
and potentially lethal form of communication.

From corporate America to Congress, executives and regulators concerned about the growing number of letters
infected with the deadly bacterium are urging people to communicate through e-mail instead of sending letters
through the U.S. Postal Service.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Daily Star announced that the Tucson newspaper would no longer accept regular postal
mail addressed to "Letters to the Editor" and other popular feedback forums. Instead, editor and publisher Jane
Amari told readers, the paper is asking people to send all correspondence by e-mail, fax or through an online

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