well i just want to say for those who are emailing strangers (like if you email someone who doesn’t know you from their website. yea like MINE XP).. i think it’s very courteous and smart to INCLUDE the original emails in your reply so they know what are you talking about? i am very forgetful and plus i get many emails from strangers and all are talking about different things. sometimes it takes many days for the stranger to write back after i replied. and seriously they will be very lucky if i remember what’s going on without any hint. well here’s an example:
someone emailed me about not able to register again at dnw topsites after she deleted her site
so i replied to ask for her previously used id
today i got an email from her with NOTHING but a number
well if she emailed me after 3 more days i probably will forget what it was all about and just ignore the email. i don’t think that will be my fault.
in case you didn’t know, almost all e-mail utilities support automatic inclusion of the original email in your reply. go to your options -> account preferences (or something simliar) and LOOK for it. you should be able to turn it on or off. for those who have it off by default, i strongly recommend you to turn it ON. many places also offer different ways of quoting the original message. like inline, prefix >, attachment or whatever.. my favorite is always “prefix >”