(Latest Revision: Tue Nov 07, 2000 )
Rules for E-mail You Send Me
When you send me an e-mail message, especially if it is a
program, all the lines in the message should have fewer than 79
characters, including white space and comments.
For certain technical reasons, I prefer that you
not send me e-mail attachments.
If you are on one of our Sun Ultra (Unix) systems
and you want to send me a program, please send it
in the manner illustrated by this example:
mail -v -s "CS1234,prog04" email@example.com < my_prog.cpp
If using "mail" interactively you can use the "~r"
option to include the program in the body of your
message. This is not the same as making it an
attachment. Do "man mail" if you want to learn
more about the ~r option and other uses of the
If you are on a non-Unix system, or using some GUI
e-mail program and you want to send me a program
or the contents of some file, please just open the
file in an editor window, copy the message to the
"clipboard" and paste it into the message window
of your e-mail program. This should work fine if
the message is plain text and not extremely,
Please do as indicated above instead of clicking
on the "attachment" or "enclosure" button.
Thanks. This will simplify some of the work I do
in processing your programs and the other messages
you send me.