The problem of unknown addresses

The problem of unknown addresses

The problem of unknown addresses

Even if you can’t remember the CompuServe address of someone to whom you are sending mail, there is hope. CompuServe lets you search its member¬ship lists to find the member(s) you want.
To search for recipients while you’re creating a new e-mail message, click the Recipients button and then the Address Book button. When the Select Recipients dialog box appears, click the Search Members button to display the Member Search dialog box (see Fig. 6.8).

The problem of unknown addresses

You can also search for members by clicking the Find button on the Home Desktop and selecting the Members tab.

Enter as many parameters as you know (first name, last name, city, state, country), and then click the Search button. CompuServe returns a list of names and corresponding CompuServe addresses that match your search parameters. You can fitid more information about anyone on the list by clicking the Open button, or you can add them to your Address Book by clicking the Add to Address Book button.

You can use this feature only to search for users with CompuServe accounts. This service does not search for users on the Internet or on other online services.

E-mail etiquette


Electronic correspondence whether in the form of e-mail, CompuServe forum messages, or USENET newsgroup articles is much, much different from normal written or verbal correspondence. What is acceptable in verbal communication can be unacceptable in an electronic message, if for no other reason than that you lack the benefit of body language while online.

So when you’re communicating electronically, you need to do some things differently. You want to use shorter messages, write less formally, and find a way to communicate the subtleties of voice inflection and body language on-screen. There’s no need to spend a lot of time making sure you’re using the most correct grammar; no one will care much as long as what you’re saying is clear and understandable.