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Mailing List Etiquette

A little bit of common sense should make it unneccessary to place this etiquette here, but since many people don't seem to know some basic rules...

Here they are:
  • Answers go only to the mailing-list. Do not answer to people directly.
  • Don't mail the project owners directly. We are going to ditch these mails.
  • Answer below the quote.
  • Delete unnecessary text (signatures) in the quote.
  • No full quoting. Keep just enough of the original text so that others can see the questions you are answering.
  • If you want to change to a different topic, create a new thread. Don't just answer another message and replace the subject.
  • No big (larger than 50kB) attachments. Screenshots are ok, but send them as jpeg's or png's. Some people sent us screenshots in a WORD document (!) - don't expect anyone to even open such a document.
  • Don't ask for mail receipts.
  • Don't send "out-of-office" replies or other autoresponder messages to the list.
for further reading see:

Before you ask questions on the mailing list, please have a look at our archives:

If you are requesting a new feature or reporting a bug, take a look in our issue tracker first to see if someone else got there before you.
Now you're ready to ask questions on our mailing list.
To subscribe/unsubscribe our different mailing lists see here.

To subscribe to our users mailing list, send an email to users-subscribe@tortoisesvn.tigris.org.
To unsubscribe, send an email to users-unsubscribe@tortoisesvn.tigris.org.

Note about e-Mail disclaimers

If your company attaches a so called disclaimer to every mail, please contact your IT department and ask them to remove it. If you don't know how to convince them, just ask them to replace the disclaimer with this one:

We don't know how to use the security and encryption features of our e-mail server. We are so confused that we cannot even be certain that this e-mail was delivered to the proper person. So, if you received this e-mail because of our incompetence, please delete it and notify us as soon as possible. Notice that this is being written in the most scary legalistic way, so no one notices how incompetent we are.

In case the above disclaimer doesn't convince your IT staff and/or boss(es), here's my disclaimer. I won't attach it to every mail I send, I put it here so you know what I would use as my disclaimer if it weren't so annoying to read them in every mail:

By sending an email to ANY of my addresses you are agreeing that:
  1. I am by definition, "the intended recipient"
  2. All information in the email is mine to do with as I see fit and make such financial profit, political mileage, or good joke as it lends itself to. In particular, I may quote it on usenet.
  3. I may take the contents as representing the views of your company.
  4. This overrides any disclaimer or statement of confidentiality that may be included on your message.

Oh, and don't be surprised if we send your mail (including the disclaimer of course) to the register for their next Email Disclaimer Awards.