My email address follows the standard firstname.lastname@example.org
scheme of our university.
Please help to keep the bandwidth low. This can be done by
- undoing emails that turn out to be in vain - you can always do this
by forwarding the same email to me again and writing RECALL-ME in the subject.
If you want to be notified about the success of this operation, write
RECALL-ME-ACK in the subject. Note that this is an unreliable service:
if I already pulled the email from the server, it will not work, but your
second email (the "recall-me" message) will automatically be deleted.
- setting an expiry date for emails that become useless after a certain
date. This can be done by
- using the expiry date function in MS Outlook
- installing this plugin
for Thunderbird (upon installation, customize your toolbar and drag the
new icon there)
- writing "Expires: YYYY/MM/DD" at the beginning of your email's
Some notes for UIBK students:
- Please check my schedule
and suggest a conflict-free date and time already instead of simply saying
"I would like to meet you".
- In case of generic questions like "I am interested in Erasmus, can
you tell me more?", please visit me in my office instead of sending an
email, preferably during my consultation
- I almost never announce topics for bachelor theses online because I almost
never offer bachelor theses anymore - so please don't send me an email asking
which topics I have available if there is nothing announced. Check the websites
of other team members instead, and
if you cannot find anything on their sites, personally approach them or me.
Thanks a lot for reading this, I truly appreciate it (and I'm especially thankful
to people who undo their emails :-) ).
The tools that I use for recalling emails and enabling their expiry are available
here with documentation.