COOKPEOPLE versus PERSONALS
Below are the general guidelines for using COOKPEOPLE:
1) COOKPEOPLE is the OFFICIAL BUSINESS electronic mailing list for SEBS/NJAES. If you have non-SEBS/NJAES business, please send to PERSONALS@AESOP. Now, the somewhat subjective issue is "What actually constitutes official business?" There are clear examples of items that don't meet the official business criteria, such as personal items for sale, jokes, pyramid schemes, etc. It is not the desire of ITS to play the role of "e-mail police" in an academic environment.
2) Only users that have accounts that end in RUTGERS.EDU (except EDEN) and their computers are connected directly (Rutgers VPN or part of the Rutgers network) are able to send to COOKPEOPLE. Users from AOL.COM, MSN.COM, etc. will not be able to send to COOKPEOPLE. If you need to send to COOKPEOPLE and are not on campus, you can use your AESOP account and send via our web based email. For more information on our web based email, please check out:
3) Please remember when you send to COOKPEOPLE to have a very descriptive subjective line:
BAD EXAMPLES: seminar, meeting, FYI
GOOD EXAMPLES: Agricultural Seminar on using Trickle Irrigation, Information Technology meeting on PDA devices
It is important to let the user decide in a few seconds whether they need to read the email. There are over 1,100 users that are part of COOKPEOPLE and it is a necessary courtesy to have a descriptive subject line.