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You will often see abbreviations in e-mail same as you would on message boards, mainly because people are generally lazy typists. Here are just a few of most widely used:
AFAIK As far as I know BTW By way IANAL I am not a lawyer, (but…) IMHO In my humble opinion ROTFL Rolling on floor laughing RSN Real soon now RTM Read Manual TIA Thanks in advance
Another biggy in Internet Marketing is spamming! Spam is otherwise known as unwanted e-mail, or junk e-mail that usually promotes unsavory advertising for get-rich-quick schemes or even pornographic offers. The practice of sending these unwanted e-mails is called spamming. E-mail is only considered spam if it is unsolicited. Meaning if you ask for it directly or indirectly, then it isn't spam. My advice – Don't ever spam. You could be kicked off your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and worse.
Lastly, you need to understand about viruses. These days most viruses are spread via e-mail, as attachments to mail messages. Therefore don't ever open attachments from people you don't know, and even people you do know if you weren't expecting it. The Melissa virus from spring of '99 replicated itself by sending copies of itself to first 50 people in your address book, people who know you. It is also advisable to get a firewall (a security system for your computer), if you are going to spend any significant time on Internet, especially if you have a cable modem.
Hopefully, these tidbits of advice will help you in your Internet adventures. So remember, always play nice, take precautions, and treat others as you would like to be treated.
Jill Lewis is webmaster of http://netinsights.iwarp.com, Free Netinsights for Your Internet Business. Get the latest tips and tricks on Internet marketing by subscribing to her free Netinsights series of reports, and receive two free e-books as a bonus.