Netiquette is a term referring to the conventions of politeness recommended in electronic communication over a computer network.
The most important rule is: "Remember the human - stop, read again and edit before you post."
Consider the following points:
- Email is never private. Watch what you write.
- With formal communciation, use correct English, avoid using slang and texting shortcuts.
- Avoid cross posting to inappropriate groups
- Ask permission of the sender before forwarding an email
- Be aware that extra large files may not be able to sent as email attachments.
- Always include a subject header that reflects the content of the message.
- If quoting or referencing in an email, follow print conventions.
- Before posting, read what others in the list have written to get a feel for the nature of the group, and what is acceptable practice.
- Post concise and relevant messages.
- If posting to Newsgroups, don't say anything you might regret later. Many are archived, and not able to be retrieved.
- Observe and get a feel for the conversation and what is acceptable before joining.
- If the topic offends you, do not join.
- If the conversation becomes offensive, leave it.
- Sending harassing messages is offensive and can get you banned from the server.
- Use mixed case, as upper case can be interpreted 'AS SHOUTING'