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E-Mail

Electronic Mail
One of the most frequently used applications on the Internet today is
e-mail. When you sign up for internet access through your ISP,
employer/school you are assigned a user name that identifies you as the
indiidual at that organi!ation "ho holds the e-mail account.
#our school e-mail address is$ guenardm%ds&n.elearning.ca
#our personal e-mail address is$ melguenard%gmail.com
Select one of the a&oe and fill in the &lan's &elo"$
#our user name is melguenard
% separates the user name from the host name to allo" for multiple address at the same
host.
#our hosts name is gmail.com
Advantages of using e-mail are:
#ou can send pictures
#ou can send priate messages
#ou can attach attachment "ith means that you can send oer document or "or' that you hae
done on something other than email.

Concerns regarding the use of e-mail:
#our drafts can &e deleted sometimes
It could ta'e a "hile to receie the message
When "e conerse, "e e(pect other people to o&sere certain rules of &ehaior. )he same is true
for e-mail, the most popular form of online communication. *ere are a fe" pointers to help you
communicate more effectiely. In the space provided, explain why each etiquette tip should
be followed.
+. ,learly summari!e your message in the su&-ect line.
Sometimes people could thin' its -un' mail. )hey "on.t 'no" if it.s important or not. )o 'no" it.s not a
iruses
/. 0o not use the ,, 1,ar&on ,opy2 function to copy your message to eeryone.
3ecause it sends t"o copies and eeryone can see "ho you sent it to.
4. 5se the 3,, 13lind ,ar&on ,opy2
#ou should use this &ecause no one "ill 'no" you sent it to this person.
6. 7eep your message short and focused.
8o one li'es to read a long email. #ou.re not supposed to right a story. It.s mostly used for point for or quic'
things. 3usiness
9. :oid using all ,:PI):; ;E))E<S===
It.s annoying
>. 0on.t "rite anything you "ouldn.t say in pu&lic.
If you "rite something mean to someone it could &e considered cy&er &ulling. People "ill find out. Its rude.
?. 5se emoticons/smiley.s to ensure that your message is properly understood.
#ou should &ecause it can e(press "hat mood you.re in so he might ta'e it differently
@. :oid sending e-mail to large num&ers of people unless you hae a legitimate reason to do it.
#ou might "ant to personali!e it. #ou "ill get a lot of responses. Eeryone "ill 'no" you sent it to eeryone
else
A. :oid nasty e-mail.
I honestly don.t 'no" "hat.s "rong "ith that.
+B. Include your name at the &ottom of the message.
It "ill clarify "ho its form and that.s the &asics of "riting a letter any"ay.