Prof. Fabio Girelli-Carasi
Read and comply with all the requirements
1. Your email
address must contain both FULL first and last name.
If your name is
already taken try something else
Example: (although it's hard to believe
you need suggestions)
Other common method: Add digits to your name:
Or insert # & *% between first and last name
NEVER use sequences from your
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
In particular NEVER use the last four digits.
access to the blog and other functions (private youtube etc) I recommend
2. SCREEN NAME
When you create your account, make sure the screen name
(the name that shows up in the receiver's inbox) is your FIRST and LAST
NAME. No pseudonyms, or nicknames, please.
This is what your screen name
must look like.
Send a message to yourself to verify that the
screen name is correct.
- Treat EMAIL as a FORMAL means of
the SUBJECT always enter the
main topic of your message.
Don't recycle old messages
when you initiate a new conversation.
If you REPLY attach the original
message at the bottom (set the options accordingly.)
- ALWAYS begin with salutations
or the recipient's name.
- ALWAYS append your signature at the end
(set your email program to do it
- Avoid abbreviations, slang and cuteness. Use capital letters
and punctuation. No stream of consciousness.
- The use of magic words
(please, thank you) and politeness in general is strongly encouraged.
THE SMART THING TO DO
- Exchange phone numbers or
email addresses with your classmates.
- Avoid writing to your
instructors to tell them you were not in class (they already know) or
will miss class; to ask for a summary of the lecture; or to ask for the
assignment. Email/call a classmate instead.
1. Does your email address meet the requirements?
2. Does your screen name appear in every message?
3. Did you set up an automatic signature?