Include a signature
tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location, and
State concisely and
clearly the specific topic of the comments in the Subject
line of your message. This allows members to respond more
appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to
search the archives by subject.
Include only the
relevant portions of the original message in your reply, delete any
header information, and put your response before the original
posting. Many people have their email software set to automatically
include original message text in their replies ... this causes
"run-on" messages that echo several previous
postings and responses. Doing this also causes superfluous junk that
people have to wade through and wastes valuable computer disk space.
Only send a message
to the entire list when it contains information that everyone
can benefit from. When you hit REPLY, the message goes out to
the whole list because the message really comes from the ListServer,
not the author of the message. If you want to respond to just the author
of a message, click on the link for that immediately under the
Send messages such as
"thanks for the information" or "me, too" to
just the author of a message - not to the entire list.
Do this by clicking on the link for that immediately under the
Use the website
component to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list.
If you are changing your email address, you do not
need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new
email address. Simply change your settings by selecting "Your
Settings" after you login to a list.
other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject
line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says