Electronic Mail Netiquette

Good Uses

Good Practices for using E-Mail

  • GOFUPT: Good Old-Fashioned Unadorned Plain Text

  • Lowest Common Denominator:

    • Don't send word doc to WP person (use RTF or GOFUPT)

    • Ask if recipients can read your format if binary is needed

  • Small attachments to a few people is reasonable

  • For Large attachments (> 100 Kbytes?), ask recipients before sending, don't send to a large list

  • Don't leave huge folders on the server! (Avoid lynch mobs)


NRAO/CV Computer Lunch: 1999-09-15
Pat Murphy