(un)professional e-mail skills -- was Re: JOB: Linux System Administrator

Jason Van Patten jason at infogenix.com
Fri Sep 17 09:08:32 MDT 2010

  Tact is the art of insulting someone and being thanked for it.
Jason P. Van Patten
Website Development
Jason at infogenix.com
Infogenix: www.infogenix.com

On 9/17/2010 9:03 AM, cwood at digecor.com wrote:
> plug-bounces at plug.org wrote on 09/16/2010 11:39:16 PM:
>> "Bryan Sant"<bryan.sant at gmail.com>
>> Sent by: plug-bounces at plug.org
>> 99% of all people top post because the email tool they use puts the
>> blinky cursor at the top of the email when they press the "Reply"
>> button.  Outlook, gmail, hotmail, Mail.app, GroupWise and most webmail
>> offerings put the cursor at the top of the email for the user.  I
>> always thought that the designers/developers of these various mail
>> clients had valid reasons for choosing this default behavior...
>> Little did I know that they were actually just corroborating with
>> those "management hierarchy" types to strike a stinging blow against
>> the down trodden.
> The software is big part of it.  We use Lotus Notes and because it is a
> rich email client trying to bottom post or break up the post is ugly.  What
> people internally end up doing is going down into the body of your email
> and using the highlighter color to respond in the body of your email.  Then
> when somebody replies, they try to use a different highlighter color in the
> body of the reply to the reply.  Ack!
> Chris
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