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Netiquette for email groups

Internet Lists, Classes and Discussion Groups 

Keep in mind the six rules of business etiquette as you go through this lesson and you will see that participation in forums, lists, classes, and discussion groups  is an excellent way to fulfill your primary networking goals:
Read the rules of the List* that you have joined - and abide by them.  For each list or group that you join, know the rules and follow them.  If you wish to subscribe, unsubscribe, etc. look up the correct address to do so.  Sending an e-mail to the entire list is spamming.  
Groups and Lists have a purpose which involves shared knowledge.  For that reason, it is counterproductive and therefore rude to reply privately.  It can also be rude to link to other lists or groups in your answer or in your signature as it  tends to confuse people as to where they have posted their questions. The information is easily added to the same thread, instead of directing others to a completely different website to read one post.

Many lists do not use an HTML option for their e-mail.  Without this, it is difficult to show stress points in a sentence (using different colors, bold font, underline, etc.).  Be extremely careful with the use of capitalization to make a point.  A message that is delivered in capitals is considered "shouting" or "flaming" on the internet.  This is considered extremely rude.
While your e-mail or chat comments go out to the group as a whole, you should always use the name of the person to whose comment you are responding for two reasons.  
1) It makes a better impression.  You are trying to expand your network as well as perfect your skills.
2) It focuses you on the fact that there is a real person on the other end of your message.  Too often, we feel an anonymity on the internet and respond in ways that we would not respond person to person.  If anything, we need to be kinder on the internet.  It is fast paced.  We tend to forget that once it is written - it is always there.   This is not real conversation.  Somewhere, someone may be printing out your little missive to be framed on their wall.  Will that thought make you proud? (Or - are they doing it for revenge<g>?)
Many who belong to lists and discussion groups, save emails as little tutorials.  Many belong to more than one group.  Be careful not to clog their inbox with repetition, subjects that are not pertinent, long personal anecdotes, inappropriate language.  
   Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All!  =====================================================================
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Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.

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