Please send me text mail as plain text. Use a brief, informative Subject: header, so that I can handle your message efficiently. Identify yourself in your From: header; a cryptic header like From: AKi5116960@aol.com won't do.
Please avoid fancy features like quoted-printable and base-64 encoding, rich text, multipart messages, long signatures, and the like, unless they're really necessary, as they hinder high-volume mail processing. Viruses, spam, and embedded advertisements are never necessary, so don't send them under any circumstances. Also, avoid documents in proprietary formats. For example, I don't use Microsoft Word, so a Microsoft Word document won't be of much use to me.
If you're not sure how to configure your email client to follow these guidelines, please practice by sending yourself a letter and then examining all the bytes in the resulting message with your favorite source inspector. For example, if you use Mozilla or Thunderbird to read your mail, you can use Ctrl+U.
My email address is below.