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E-Mail Etiquette
©2000

There is little doubt that e-mail is an extremely useful innovation that has changed, and continues to change, the way we communicate. However, the fact that e-mail is different from both voice- and paper-based communication can be a source of frustration for many people. This program gives viewers an understanding of the conventions that have been developed by e-mail users over the years to facilitate effective communication. In addition, the video exposes many of the myths that exist regarding such issues as e-mail privacy, and warns of possible dangers when using e-mail. The words “spamming” and “flaming” may not make sense to everyone, but chances are they’ve come across examples of this type of behavior in their e-mail usage. The animated “cyber postman,” who features throughout the video, has seen every example of bad e-mail usage you could imagine. With his assistance we provide a comprehensive introduction to the etiquette of using e-mail. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (20 minutes)



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Nature of E-Mail
Unlike verbal communications, e-mail does not communicate voice inflections. E-mail exists somewhere between verbal and written communication.