Outlook Users Positing "Importance: High" Messages on Techwr-l

Subject: Outlook Users Positing "Importance: High" Messages on Techwr-l
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 08:25:48 -0500

There is one person on the list who marks every message she ever sends with
Outlook's "Importance: High" flag. I read the message that came through
like that this morning and saw no mention of any urgency at all in the text.

A lot of Outlook users have their mail clients setup to give an alert when
it sees this flag, and I know I find it annoying to see it abused.

ObTechComm: Annoying your readers at the outset is a poor way to

"'Why do writers write? Because it isn't there."
-Thomas Berger

Bryan Westbrook
Technical Writer
Advanced Micro Devices
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(512) 602-0617
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