10 Commandments Of Email

  powerless 21:03 19 Aug 2003

"Got a technical query or a problem with your PC? Come on in - chances are there's someone in the Helproom who can lend a hand." - ok ok ok i know but have a read of this...


Thou shalt include a clear and specific subject line.

Thou shalt edit any quoted text down to the minimum thou needest.

Thou shalt read thine own message thrice before thou sendest it.

Thou shalt ponder how thy recipient might react to thy message.

Thou shalt check thy spelling and thy grammar.

Thou shalt not curse, flame, spam or USE ALL CAPS.

Thou shalt not forward any chain letter (Am I guilty?).

Thou shalt not use e-mail for any illegal or unethical purpose.

Thou shalt not rely on the privacy of e-mail, especially from work.

When in doubt, save thy message overnight and reread it in the light of the dawn.

And, here's the "Golden Rule" of e-mail: That which thou findest hateful to receive, sendest thou not unto others.


Something i came across

  [DELETED] 21:40 19 Aug 2003

11. Thou shalt not send anyone an email unless thou art the divine owner of an updated AV program.

  wee eddie 22:21 19 Aug 2003

Use a very amusing subject line as it will probably be rejected as Spam!

  [DELETED] 22:27 19 Aug 2003

Whoops! Broken all of them.


  [DELETED] 23:05 19 Aug 2003

What about

"Thou shalt check, double check and triple check thy recipient's e-mail address before clicking send"

You don't want to send an e-mail to the wrong person.



  [DELETED] 08:26 20 Aug 2003

Think they should've added...

"Thouh shalt not use the reply-all button" (unless you want to risk loosing your job!)

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