Email has become one of the standard methods for electronic
communications (it has been the academic standard for decades),
but in the rush to make it ‘easy to use’, a lot of
useful features have taken a back seat.
Many of these can save time and effort, and make life easier
and more productive for you and the people you send email to. By
contrast, although everyone suffers from annoying or damaging
email, most people rarely get to see the trouble that their own
[ab]use of email can cause to others. Behaving as a well-dressed
network citizen means observing the ‘netiquette’
that marks you out as a productive and useful member of the
Here are some tips to make life easier for you and the rest
of the campus (and the world), and increase your kharma as a
considerate and valued email user. You should definitely read
Charter (10 Rules to Reverse the Email Spiral).
You may also like to read the Senior Technical Officer's
advice on Spam Avoidance
in order to keep your mailbox free of spam.