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Contacting TK Boyd / Sheepdog Software


For those who don't mind them, I offer an online feedback form. The format is beyond my control; I do not require your eddress; feel free to enter "no@thanks.com" or similar. Apologies for the implied demand. Of course, if you want a reply, I need some way to contact you!

I'm usually pleased to hear from readers. My eddress is:

My email address as a graphic

That's a graphic; copy/paste won't work for filling in the "To" box for an email to me. Copy it "by hand". (Don't post your eddress online in machine-readable form unless you want spam.)

If I get your email, I will usually reply at least "Got It" within 36 hours. Don't hesitate to "pester" me by re-sending things.

I'm most pleased to hear from people who send plain text emails, initially without attachments. We can discuss any need for attachments in subsequent emails.

My email software (Pegasus) lets me look at just the headers of incoming email before I download anything else. If your email has no subject, has a vague subject like "help me", or has the word "urgent" in it, I am unlikely to even download your email, let alone read it. Put something in the subject line that shows me that your email was triggered by the fact that you used my webpages.

I'm most likely to look at something with a subject that appears to have been composed by a human, and isn't a classic spam subject, e.g. not "Tk, you really want to read this...". Making intelligent reference to something in the page you are responding to gives you an edge.

A little bit about you in your email makes dealing with your enquiry more interesting for me. Don't put too much personal information in something to a stranger, but a not-too-specific indication of what you do, where you are, is appreciated. A visit to my freeware/ shareware for Windows page is even more appreciated!

For the technically proficient, not essential: If you put me in your address book, please tick the "plain text only" box. If you use Outlook Express: First: My sympathies. Try Pegasus or Mozilla's Thunderbird! Secondly: the "text only" box (in some versions of OE) appears at the lower left of my "page" in your address book.


If you want to send one email to several people, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not use "cc:", but, rather, use "bcc:" It works like "cc:", except it usually hides the list of who else has seen the email from each recipient. A small town professional, let's call him a lawyer, once sent "a friend" an "I want more work from you" email after my friend had stopped using the lawyer because his work was unsatisfactory. For the "want work" email, the lawyer used "cc:". And the email came with a virus. The lawyer didn't even thank my friend for being alerted to the problem. My friend felt a strong temptation to send an email to all the other people the lawyer had pestered. If the lawyer had used "bcc:", it would have been no more work for him, and he would not have supplied my friend with the eddresses of all those other people. (If you are using Pegasus, read the material in the help file on "bcc").


Want a link to your page from my page? I'm more likely to add one to a page on my site if you've already done a link to my site from yours.


I can be reached the old fashioned way as follows:

TK Boyd
PO Box 367
Essex, CT
06426      USA

(Do not put me on mailing lists, please.)


I can be reached with a fax via a free service from www.efax.com. Signing up for it was simple and the questions reasonable. I receive a very few emails from eFax every year. You can "send a fax" to me as if I had a "real" fax machine on a dedicated phone line. But I don't. Instead, I receive what you sent as an email! I've had the number for many years now, am entirely happy with it. Recommended. I don't even seem to get any spam faxes... as of 3/13. I hope I haven't tempted fate by saying that! Beware: eFax is very "tough" if you receive more than a very small number of faxes in a month, for whatever reason, while you are on the unlimited free trial... even if you are promoting their service for them. I used to post my fax number here, but few people need it these days. Ask for it by email, if you "need" it, but be prepared to hear from me about other ways to send graphics!


Worried I'm not who I say I am? You should be... the net makes life too easy for the dishonest. Do you know about the Way Back Machine at www.archive.org? Besides being cool, it will show you that I've been around since at least December 1998. Just look up...

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/TK_Boyd/homepage.htm

... and you'll find an earlier version of my eddress, 100665... there, at the bottom. (You can also check this page and the eddress on it.) Or, you can check TKBoydChi's profile at eBay.. that's me, too. Go to Google's newsgroup archives... you'll find many posts from me, especially years ago... and you won't find the complaints that arise about scam artists. If I can reassure you some other way, let me know?


If you use a Windows PC, please visit my freeware and shareware page, maybe even download something and circulate it for me?

Click here to visit editor's freeware, shareware page.


Editor's main homepage, with links to others he edits.


See graphic near start of page for my eddress (email address).