New Year's Netiquette Resolutions

Written by Judith Kallos

Happy New Year! New attitude? New habits? How about 10 Little New Year's Netiquette Resolutions?

Almost every New Year's resolution is based on improving attitudes and changing habits. From loosing weight to getting out of debt to trying to live a happier life, almost each of us has some sort of conversation with ourselves in regard torepparttar New Year and changes we haverepparttar 109494 control to make. If we follow through on 50% of them, we're ahead ofrepparttar 109495 pack!

So, here is your online version of New Year's Resolutions. Everyone can improve on their skills, if they are willing. I am constantly working on my grammar and writing style to ensure my points are clear and that my e-mails are received and understood in manner in which they are intended. Remember, perception isrepparttar 109496 only reality online! And, whether you agree or disagree with this topic, perceptions are made allrepparttar 109497 time which are within your control - positive and negative alike.

For whatever reason, these issues in particular, are those that I notice are not practiced on a daily basis. Make a commitment to improve onrepparttar 109498 issues below. It won't hurt; rather it will only add torepparttar 109499 positive impression you will make with those you communicate with. The perception ofrepparttar 109500 type of person you are, and whether you are a fish out of water online or not, will certainly be apparent by efforts made in these areas:

1.I will not forward a single e-mail unless it specifically applies torepparttar 109501 person I am sending to. I will include a personal note to that person so they know why I am forwarding that e-mail their way. If I must send or forwardrepparttar 109502 same e-mail to a group of contacts, I will be sure to put their e-mail addresses inrepparttar 109503 BCC: field to protect their privacy.

2.I will takerepparttar 109504 time to make sure that my sentences are complete, capitalized and includerepparttar 109505 proper punctuation. This goes a long way to making communicating with me easier and has repparttar 109506 added benefit of helping to avoid misunderstandings.

3.I will not send a large attachment of any kind, evenrepparttar 109507 ones I think are very special photos of [insert here: my grandbaby, my child, my pet, my car, my vacation...] until I ask when would be repparttar 109508 best time to send it torepparttar 109509 intended party first. This way, I do not fill their e-mail box without notice causing all their other e-mail to bounce. If I do not know how to determine an attachment's size, I'll learn how before I send it by e-mail!

4.Every e-mail I send will be courteous and include a proper greeting and closing which includes my name. My extra effort in this area, when many feel these details are not necessary, will ensure I am viewed as someone who "gets it" and is a pleasure to communicate with.

Why Stick With Email Clients Like Outlook?

Written by Iulia Pascanu

Trying to figure out a stream in banning one email client or another is no easy job. As soon as somebody rises up saying

Outlook is bad, somebody else comes saying it's good andrepparttar other one is bad. Andrepparttar 109493 story goes on and on.

On one hand, email clients like Outlook Express and (even more) MS Outlook do a really good job when it comes to user

friendliness. What email client allows you to use more options onrepparttar 109494 agenda, bell ringers, flag wavers and contact managing

tips than MS Outlook?

The ease of use perfectly molds on human indolence. That means I would never question about Microsoft Outlook being or not a

good email client if it comes together with my Office pack that comes together with Windows that comes together with my


Here is another red flag: MS Outlook is not free as long as I'm paying for my Windows license. This should count when

choosing an email client.

Moreover, everything is so easy to install with those cute wizards, and installing sessions are ready within minutes.

Until... well, until I spend enough time online, using email, starting to receive viruses, worms and other creatures that do

bad things to computers. If you ever had to do one ofrepparttar 109495 following when using Outlook or Outlook Express:

* try very hard not to click on a message subject that looked suspicious; anyway, not without using a small trick (that

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