marc gmane at
Sat Jan 30 08:58:09 UTC 2010

Steve wrote:

> That’s one of the reasons I don’t use my work email address, all sorts get  
> appended to it before it disappears into the great wide world.
> They are annoying but there is very little users can do about it, or  
> should do about it if it’s company rules.

It can simply be lack of knowledge.

I was in a meeting this week with a client, when someone mentioned an
email where changes had been made in green. Someone else mentioned not
seeing this. So, I biefly explained that many folk don't use html -- not
the term I used -- email. The CEO was in the meeting and asked me to

No-one in the room unerstood the fundamentals of email -- they were very
interested to hear that email is not a guaranteed delivery system.

Once educated, they were in a position to understand a number of
problems they had and assess better behaviour.

Folk who know no better will often perpetuate the behaviour they
experience.  Similar to abused kids who are more likely to resort to
violence later in life.

Those who continue to abuse once informed have an agenda and should be
treated appropriately.


"Change requires small steps."

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