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From shane c branch <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Email Etiquette
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2004 14:22:50 GMT
Sternbergh, Cornell wrote:

> Good morning all
>>mount soapbox
> I hope y'all don't mind, but I'd like to offer a couple of reminders.
> First, it's always a good idea to use the subject line for a meaningful
> subject.  The subject should indicate, as precisely as possible in a
> short line, the "subject" of the message.  That's why it's referred to
> as a "subject".  This is good practice for all emails.  Subjects like
> "Help" or "Question" aren't very useful, particularly with a list like
> this, as aren't all the emails in reference questions asking for help.
> If you find yourself using such subjects, take a look at the rest of the
> list and see all the meaningful subjects being used. Such as (picked at
> random) "serving static content with apache 2.0.46" or "apache in front
> of mult Tomcat w/o load balancing". 
> Second, for this list, and any recipient whose email client is unknown
> to you, use Plain Text.  HTML should NEVER be used, as it gives no
> functionality not in Rich Text (or Styled), except the opportunity to
> spread viruses.  It also consumes huge bandwith and disk space over Rich
> Text.  Rich Text consumption is a bit more than Plain Text, but nowhere
> near HTML.  And, unless you know your recipient can handle Rich Text,
> don't use it either.  And, of course, with a list like this, there's no
> way of knowing the clients the users use, hence, stick with Plain Text.
> Thank you
> Cornell Sternbergh
I would only add: please trim quotes when appropriate.



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