Netiquette : The unspoken rules of Net

There is hardly a day where you have not accessed your email or browsed the net.
It’s now a part of our everyday life. 

That's why you must know and follow netiquette else you will be the loser!
Here are seven important rules:
  • e-mail subject line: Always add a subject line. Without a subject line, your e-mail is lost in a pile of e-mails the recipient has. I dare say without a subject line your email is junk!
  • Avoid all Caps: All caps are difficult to read and in the web world, all caps mean you are yelling, you are a primitive netizen and you are an uncivilized cyber citizen! Just imagine some caricature yelling at you! I do not want you to be that caricature!
  • Large email attachments: They clog the mailboxes. The receiver will curse you! Never send large attachments. If sending large mail is inevitable, first ask permission, zip the file and send.
  • e-mails - Forward all: Every day we receive enough and more emails forwarded by friends and colleagues with all good intentions. Please understand that no one has time to do social service on e-mail. These chain emails are meant to collect e-mail IDs and send ads and spam. It’s a business! Your emotions are being user by someone for their business. Never forward such the chain mails. Not ready to believe? Just go to Google and read about chain e-mails. No company ever pays dollars for forwarding e-mails. If it were true, Apple and Microsoft would have become bankrupt by now…
  • e-mails - Reply all: Many organizations have their separate e-mail clients. Never click reply all unless absolutely needed. Now see what happens with reply all ... Sameer sends a mail using to bulk address to all his company colleagues including the CEO, CFO and all unknown colleagues in his organization that he is blessed with a child. Now a friend of Sammer enthusiastically clicks reply all and sends "Congrats". What happened? Sameer is blessed with a son and everyone is being congratulated as if it is an outcome of collective effort!
  • Lottery: Never ever fall prey to emails proclaiming you as the winner of the lottery or heir of million-dollar property. They are all Hoax. You will be cheated. Just search Google on the subject. Read and understand before replying to such fraudulent e-mails. Do not fall prey.
  • Never Say never Again: On the web, Chat and e-mail “Never say what you will never say in Public”. The golden rule is “Do unto others as you'd have others do unto you”.

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