Thomas R. Nicely
My current e-mail address is:
My old Yahoo address was terminated effective 04:56:02 GMT 14 August 2010. My old Hotmail, Gmail, MSN, and academic VAX addresses were terminated years ago. My old Earthlink address is no longer functional, due to the incompetence of the maintainers; please do not send e-mail to that address!
Due to the scourge of spammers, virus propagators, and denial of service attacks plaguing the Internet, as well as the tendency of e-mail providers to steadily render their interfaces unresponsive and unusable by adding silly bells and whistles while removing valuable features, it may become necessary to frequently change my e-mail address. My current, valid e-mail address will always be available at this location.
More and more frequently, I find that my replies to correspondents are being bounced back by their anti-spam software and/or services. Please revise your acceptance list or adjust your filtering software.
If possible, send your e-mail messages as plain text; avoid HTML and rich text, especially in e-mails containing data to be processed. Attachments and large data files, or data files containing strings of digits longer than about 70 characters, should be sent as zipfiles (this protects the contents from corruption by the mailers). Please DO NOT send embedded images (jpg, gif, bmp, etc.) in your messages, as these constitute a security hole for viruses and worms, and create a serious bottleneck in e-mail processing. If such images are deemed critical, send them in separate zipped attachments.
I have provided detailed instructions for submitting lists of prime gaps.
Make sure that your subject line is to the point---otherwise, your message might be deleted, unread, as likely spam. Also, if you are seeking information or advice, please send, on your own behalf, a clear and concise explanation of the question or problem. Ordinarily, I will not reply to carbon copies, inquiries by a third person on behalf of others, group discussions, or unsolicited transcripts of conversations to which I have not been party.
If your zipfiles or other attachments are extremely large (several MB), I do not advise sending them via e-mail. For such extremely large files, provide instead a pointer to a website from which I can download the file.