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1. Before clicking the SEND button, take a
moment to check the following:
a. The TO field - Is it really going where you want it? In most
cases, it should be addressed to E36M3@listserv.chemsoft.net.
Or, if you are sending a private message to the originator make sure
you have his/her address not the list address.
b. The SUBJECT field - Clean it before sending. It gets
cluttered up with pre-appended junk. Every reply gets a RE: put in
front of the Subject even if it already begins with one. Eventually,
your reply may look like:
Subject: RE: Re: RE: RE: Re: original subject
c. If you are changing the subject, change the SUBJECT field to
reflect the new subject.
2. Strip multiple footers and excess quotes. Messages can
gather substantial debris in just a few exchanges. Every reply gets
another footer appended to it, even if one is (or more are) already
present. After a few replies, you can have quite a collection of
identical footers. Please delete all of them before sending. Rest
assured that the system will not forget to add another.
Same problem with excess quotes. Can we keep them to a minimum by
deleting all but the few needed words or lines? In many cases, we
might be able to get rid of all the quotes without losing meaning,
clarity, or continuity.