MacMost Now 675: Email and Forum Etiquette

Here's a look at some of the common email etiquette mistakes that people make, like typing in capital letters, including unnecessarily large attachments, quoting all of the previous message and forwarding unwanted emails. Many of the same mistakes are made in forums and message boards.

Comments: 10 Responses to “MacMost Now 675: Email and Forum Etiquette”

    Robbll
    7 years ago

    Gary, that was really terrific info but may I suggest that you also include some rules about using BCC and about those annoying and incessant forwarders who have line after line after line of email addresses and garbage that really should be cut away before forwarding.

    Thanks!

    Caraline
    7 years ago

    Oh I see Robbll beat me to the punch :)

    Great info as always… but yes my pet peeve is having my email address shared around with dozens of people I don’t even know. I am surprised at the number of people who don’t even know there is a BCC option.

    Marcin
    7 years ago

    Dear Gary, Thanks for the interesting lesson :)
    But how you enable this option in Mail – when you highlight the text in email and then you click reply? I tried to do so but it does not work … It always include the whole text from previous email.

    I work on Lion 10.7.3, Mail 5.2.
    Many thanks and best regards,
    Marcin

      7 years ago

      Should be on by default. But the setting is in Mail, Preferences, Composing.

        MK
        7 years ago

        I can’t find “Mail” to make this change in my settings. I work in Leopard. Thanks
        MK

          7 years ago

          If you are not using Mail for email, then you’ll need to adjust to whatever you are using for email to see if you can do this.

    MK
    7 years ago

    I am using Safari, so maybe I can’t ???

      7 years ago

      Well, Safari is a web browser. So you wouldn’t use Safari for email. Unless, of course, you are using Safari to visit an email web site (like Gmail, Yahoo. etc). But then it would depend on how that site works as to whether you can easily quote the message in a reply.

    MK
    7 years ago

    Oops- I meant I use hotmail for my email.

      7 years ago

      Well, Hotmail would be your service. If you are accessing it via the web, then you are using’ Hotmail’s web interface and you’d have to examine that interface to see if you can do this somehow.

Comments Closed.