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Dr. Chamberlin's Fall 2004 Oceanography On-Campus Course Guidelines

This page last updated: Friday, July 16, 2004 10:22 AM

6. E-Mail Rules of Conduct!

If you have any questions, comments, problems, issues, concerns, interesting news or plain ol' friendly talk, please send an e-mail to my professional e-mail address at drc@oceansonline.com.

Please do not send me e-mail through WebCT. If you do, my response could be delayed by days. I do not check WebCT e-mail but I do check my professional e-mail address several times a day.

Please put your NAME, SECTION (ONLINE) and STUDENT ID# as the first line of all e-mails you send to me. That means, put your name, section and student ID# as the first line of the e-mail. I repeat: name, section, student ID FIRST, then type your message.

Please indicate a SUBJECT for your e-mail (like "Help", "a quick question", question about exam", etc). E-mails without subjects are rude and you don't want to be rude, do you? E-mails without a name or subject will not be answered.

Typically, you will receive an e-mail back from me within 48 hours max, possibly within hours (minutes, sometimes). unless I am traveling. If you don't receive a message back from me, please send your e-mail again. Don't wait days for me to respond. If you don't hear from me, it could be that your e-mail inbox is full (always check this first) or that your e-mail address was incorrectly transmitted or that something went wrong at my end. Please feel free to send another e-mail. I'd rather get too many e-mails from you than none.

As a last resort, call my office phone, 714-992-7137. But be warned that may not get back to you for days as I am only in my office 2-3 days a week.

Please NEVER send me attachments EVER. Copy and paste your message into the body of an e-mail. This is especially true for any forwards you might try to send me. Some e-mail services automatically turn forwards into attachments. Please don't send them. Attachments are the number one vector for dangerous computer viruses and I will delete them no matter what. I delete attachments from my mother so don't feel discriminated against. They are just a bad idea unless you confirm via phone that an attachment has been sent. It's easy enough to copy and paste your message into the body of an e-mail.

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