How to E-mail To Me (and others) in this Course
Please DO NOT
- mail your work as an attachment of any kind;
- use HTML mail -- text only, please.
How to email 'text only' on Webmail: See the separate page on producing
"Plain Text Only" on MSU's Webmail.
- write your assignments using a Word Processing program of some sort. You have much more
control over the text that way, and can more easily rewrite and edit;
- spell-check everything before you email it to me;
- SINGLE-SPACE YOUR TEXT. You can do this after you've finished writing
and correcting it, if you like. But send it to me single-spaced.
- leave a BLANK LINE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS. "Text" or
"ASCII" (.txt, .asc) files can be read by any Word Processor and on any
"platform" (for example on Alpha, which I use). But the only way .txt or .asc
can recognize a new paragraph is by a blank line. If you fail to put a blank line between
paragraphs, it will come out as one long paragraph when I read it, no matter how it looks
- COPY-AND-PASTE your text from your Word
Processor to the "message area" of your email message.
The "messag area" is the space you would write your message in if you were
writing one, rather than "copying-and-pasting" it.
- Highlight the text to be copied and either use the pulldown menus, Edit-Copy and then
Edit-Paste, or use the Keystroke commands: Control-A to "Select All", Control-C
to "Copy", Control-V to "Paste"
- Remember to paste the message into the MESSAGE AREA of your email message (where you
write your message).
- Before sending, double-check to make sure that there is a blank line between paragraphs.
DO NOT FORGET
- to set all your e-mail accounts to automatically send a
copy to you yourself of every message you mail out. This will ensure that,
if I lose your assignment, or it goes astray, you have a copy, with the date and time you
mailed it out preserved in the header.
- to create a "list" of everyone in your discussion group plus me.
That way, you only have to send the message out one time, for all of us to receive it.
If you have any questions, or need any help, email
me, at any time. I check my email twice a day, and will help you as soon as I can.