- If you need someone to find something for you about some arbitrary subject (travel agents, or parakeets or whatever), don’t ask me, but try the Virtual Library for example, wikipedia or your favorite search engine.
- If you want to know how to run web site or video channel, or how to edit HTML, check the W3C web or your local bookstore. I’m sorry I can’t answer individual requests for help.
If you have a serious comment on what I have said, then do email me.
What not to email
Email is safe unless it contains programs. (Data and documents are fine, programs are not). If you send me a program, I will not run it, as it could damage my system and could be a virus.
- Note: Documents for Microsoft word, Excel, and possibly other Office programs tend to execute programs (scripts) in what you would expect to be harmless documents. These can expose my machine to viruses, because these programs do not (it seems) prevent scripts from running within a document when it received by email. Please do not send me Microsoft Office documents.
- If you are sending text, please send it as plain text, HTML, of necessary PDF. If you use your favorite word process, slide tool, etc, and send it in that program’s format, then you are forcing me install proprietary software on whatever machine I read them on.
What you can email
- These are all good document standards: Plain text messages, HTML (sometimes called rich text) pages without scripts, Photos (JPEG files, PNG, GIF and SVG), PDF, SMIL, RDF/XML, N3 and so on. All these can be sent as messages or as attachments to messages. I can read them with a variety of software programs, and they cannot contain viruses, unless there is a serious bug in the code I use to read them. If you don’t need anything else, then use plain text.
These are good rules when emailing anyone.
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