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When communicating via electronic mail you do not have the advantages of body language or voice inflection. Therefore, be sensitive to the way in which you say things. Capitalizing an entire word that otherwise would not be, for example, is akin to screaming the word. Putting asterisks on either side of a word, on the other hand, represents emphasis.
As a responcible user you are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Be polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to others.
- Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
- Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
- Do not reveal your personal address or phone numbers of students or colleagues when sending email.
- Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
- Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.
- All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.
A few pointers specific to electronic mail communication:
- Don't be too wordy.
- Keep line lengths to less than 65 characters.
- Write with proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and so on.
- Always include your name and e-mail address at the end of the message when writing to people who don't know you.
- Review what you have written before you send it off.
This network access is offered to you and other members of the SSIS community as an educational tool; please use it that way. Keep in mind that children are using the network and act accordingly. Thank you for helping us make the Saigon South International School email program a success!