When Not to Add to Your Mailing List

Whether it be personal or business oriented, your mailing list of e-mail addresses that you use to send mass e-mails to has to be managed carefully, respectfully and with courtesy. Because you communicate briefly with a new acquaintance on a forum doesn't mean you automatically add them to your Continue reading

Why Was Netiquette Invented?

This week a site visitor e-mailed asking why I felt the "need" to invent Netiquette (giving me way too much credit) and who was I to tell anyone what to do. I'm not "telling anyone what to do." I am making suggestions on how to use technology properly while integrating a bit of courtesy along the Continue reading

A Little Please in E-mails Never Hurts

Please: adverb Used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.: if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off? E-mails flow into NetManners.com from folks wondering why those who e-mail them for assistance or with requests are so rude and blunt. Continue reading