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Alfred Harre
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I have sent emails many times to authors of different books given on books (introducton, preface etc) but no one ever replied. I thik those emails are really fake and no one bothers to even check them.
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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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A lotta awthers nevr andser thur eemale bcaws thea dunno howta right.


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I sent an email to Abraham Lincoln and the bastard never wrote back!


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Steve Wink
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Originally posted by Alfred Harre:
I have sent emails many times to authors of different books given on books (introducton, preface etc) but no one ever replied. I thik those emails are really fake and no one bothers to even check them.


Try snail mail. If I look through my junk email folder and see names I don't recognise ( either people or companies ) I dont' read them and I'm sure I'm not alone.
Mark Spritzler
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The only time I sent an email to an address in a book, I definitely got a response and communicated over a few emails with the author to get answers to my questions.

I think in some cases the book might be older and therefore no longer a valid address, or they are just really busy and gets lots of emails.

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I corresponded with Solveig Haugland regarding her book "J2EE 1.4: The Big Picture" She actually responded rather quickly, was helpful and very nice.
Mohan Panigrahi
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I sent an email to Abraham Lincoln and the bastard never wrote back!


1. Please dont call him bastard. I respect him very much. confused: And authors are not presidents ( some presidents may be authors though ). If an author is not interested to receive email, why put it in preface at first place.

2. I would suggest writing your subjects as [Question on ] Book Title to help them see that it is not a junk mail.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Mohan Panigrahi:


1. Please dont call him bastard. I respect him very much.


I agree. Tom, keep your political ranting and raving out of this forum!
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Jason Menard
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Exhaustive research on my part has determined that Lincoln's parents were married when he was born, so while it may or may not be that he was a bastard, he was certainly not a total bastard.
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I think, Tom should write another email to Abraham Lincoln and apologize!


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Well we try to write back, but we guarantee to write back if you send chocolate


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Helen Thomas
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There must be plenty of ABE L. impersonators ready and willing to respond to e-mail.

Abe Lincoln said, �If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I�d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.� I guess Abe's improving tools somewhere along the communications line.


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Helen Thomas
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Exhaustive research on my part has determined that Lincoln's parents were married when he was born, so while it may or may not be that he was a bastard, he was certainly not a total bastard.


Oh, but he certainly was a teetotal bastard.
Helen Thomas
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The only way to get the author's attention is put a subject of

"Check in mail" which has sufficient ambiguity to keep the senders' conscience clear but at the same time is guaranteed to have the author read the e-mail.

Be sure to NOT use the correct spelling of Cheque.
Arjun Shastry
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Actually his(Lincoln) mother,Nancy Hanks Lincoln was a bastard child


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Helen Thomas
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A common theme running through woodcutters and carpenters, bastard superstars.
Avi Nash
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
[QBOh, but he certainly was a teetotal bastard.[/QB]

Actually his(Lincoln) mother,Nancy Hanks Lincoln was a bastard child


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Marcus Green
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The chances are that the authors get large amounts of email and if the question is too complex/obscure/off topic or they are simply very busy they don't reply. Sometimes I end up replying because the email is actually very long and interesting and I decide I should really give it some time and never get around to it, rather than whippinig off a quick reply to a simpler question.


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soumya ravindranath
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Oh, then you might want to send in a quick reply saying long mail in mail ?
Me
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Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
I corresponded with Solveig Haugland regarding her book "J2EE 1.4: The Big Picture" She actually responded rather quickly, was helpful and very nice.


I won her book
http://www.coderanch.com/t/314549/EJB-JEE/java/Winners

But never recieved the book after almost a month

So,I can not say anything about Solveig Haugland
chanakya khatri
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I once wrote to John Muchow (Core J2me) asking for his help in coding.I used the header he had specified on his website for traning purposes. I got very quick reply and he was very helpful. I guess all unrecoginized emailz end up in a junk mail folder.
Me
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I wrote to John Carnell his co-author Rob Harrop and their technical reviewer Jan Machacek asking a question form their book Pro Jakarta Struts but none of them replied :roll:
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Originally posted by Muzammil Hussain:
I wrote to John Carnell his co-author Rob Harrop and their technical reviewer Jan Machacek asking a question form their book Pro Jakarta Struts but none of them replied :roll:


Hmm, John is exactly the person who I had emailed and he responded very quickly. Very nice guy, and a good writer too.

Mark
Kshitij Ktambe
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I sent email to David A. Chappell of "Java Web Services" he never replied.
Nick George
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
The only way to get the author's attention is put a subject of
"Check in mail"


If I got an email subjected "Check in Mail," it would be the first email I deleted. I don't really get many checks in the mail.


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