5. Be `Legal, Decent,
Honest and Truthful'
Do not pretend to be someone else when sending email.
Do not send frivolous, abusive or defamatory messages. Apart
from being discourteous or offensive, you may be breaking the
Be tolerant of others' mistakes. Some people are new to this
medium, and may not be good typists; they may even accidentally
delete your message and ask you to resend it.
Remember that the various civil and criminal laws relating to
written communication apply equally to email messages, including
the laws relating to defamation, copyright, obscenity, fraudulent
misrepresentation, and wrongful discrimination.
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