Emails In Envelopes

Is this an early April Fool’s joke? Note it was published yesterday, not today, but it sounds like an April Fool to me.

It reminds me of a true story from some years ago. At one of my churches, I persuaded the Church Council to put the church office on the Internet. This was dial-up days, by the way, with fears of large phone bills for connecting.

One day, a few weeks after the deed had been done, one of my colleagues said, “Dave, I have a question for you.”


“Those emails. They come in envelopes. How do they do that?”

I paused for thought. What was he on about? Then I thought I realised.

“You mean the envelope icon next to the message?”

“No,” he said, “the emails come in actual envelopes. How does that happen?”

At which point I realised. The church administrator printed off all his emails and put them in envelopes for him.


About Dave Faulkner

I'm a British Methodist minister, married with two children. I blog from a moderate evangelical-missional-charismatic perspective, with an interest in the 'missional' approach. My interests include Web 2.0, digital photography, contemporary music and watching football (Tottenham Hotspur) and cricket.

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