Tips on E-mail Netiquette
|"Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and
refusing you the right to answer."|
A few hints to get you started
- Test your configuration by sending mail to yourself.
- Remember to keep your replies in context. Have you ever gotten a
phone message like "That's a great idea, Jim, let's work on it Monday."
The only problem was that you didn't know which
idea the person was talking about. E-mail can be like that.
- Keep your replies to messages to the point.
Only include the important comments and questions from the
- Just like in life, it never hurts and often helps to be polite and
courteous when sending e-mail.
E-Mail Netiquette Resources
We've linked to the pages that deal directly with electronic mail, but
all of these sources contain excellent information on other internet-
- Online Netiquette Uncensored
- A very comprehensive site for teaching "Online Social Graces for Newbies and Lazy Netizens."
- The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette
- Arlene Rinaldi, the Miss Manners of the Internet, outlines some common sense guidlines on both the form and storage of electronic mail and files.
- Netiquette Home Page
- Information and resources on the etiquette of online communication provided by Albion.com.
Communicating with People
- Tracy LaQuey's on-line version of the book "The Internet Companion"
contains a detailed chapter that covers all kinds of e-mail issues.
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