Although the primary method of communication for this class is via Piazza to other students and to the teaching assistants, occasionally you may need to contact me directly via email.
Please send me text mail as plain text. Use a brief, informative Subject: header, so that I can handle your message efficiently. Identify yourself in your From: header; a cryptic header like From: AKi5116960@aol.com won't do.
Please avoid fancy features like quoted-printable and base-64 encoding, rich text, multipart messages, long signatures, and the like, unless they're necessary, as they hinder high-volume mail processing. Viruses, spam, and embedded advertisements are never necessary, so don't send them under any circumstances. Also, please avoid documents in proprietary formats. For example, I don't use Microsoft PowerPoint, so a presentation that relies on Microsoft-specific features will be problematic for me to decode.
If you're not sure how to configure your email client to follow these guidelines, please practice by sending yourself a letter and then examining all the bytes in the resulting message with your favorite source inspector. For example, if you use Thunderbird to read your mail, you can use Ctrl+U.
My email address is below.