"Netiquette" spells out etiquette guidelines for electronic communications, such as e-mail and bulletin board postings. Netiquette aims at maintaining polite communications in electronic exchanges.
- keep messages short and to the point. E-mail is not a good place to give a dissertation!
- use a meaningful subject line, so that your readers will have a clear idea of what the message contains.
- include your "signature" at the bottom of e-mail messages including your full name and any contact information you wish to share (phone number, fax number, etc.).
- be professional and careful in what you say about others. E-mail is easily forwarded. Don't say anything you wouldn't want to see quoted in the newspaper!
- address the ideas, not the person, when responding to a posting. Antagonistic messages are called "flames" and flaming someone is bad Netiquette.