10 Annoying Things People Do Using Email

10 Annoying Things People Do Using Email

  1. Long emails.   Always keep your emails as short as possible. This demonstrates you value other peoples time. Emails are best used for communicating action items, facts, or, friendly hellos.
  2. ‘sara@sexykitten69666. com’   Think about your email address. It reflects your image and creates an impression about you.
  3. Chain emails.  While you may have time to read them, others do not.
  4. Bedazzled emails.  Decorative backgrounds often cause technical challenges when replying. The best image is a clean white background.
  5. Who are you?  Create a signature line that includes your appropriate contact information.
  6. _____.   Confused on what this one is? Well, so is everyone who gets your email with nothing in the subject line.  Do keep the string of emails in tack that on that subject. It is irritating to have to search for previous emails for early comments. When you address a new topic, start a new email.
  7. Attached: Funny picture .jpg.  Always explain attachments in the body of your email. Sending out an email with just an attachment is a sure way to get deleted.
  8. This message was CC’d to 463 people.  Never, send out a mass email to a large group of people. And, please don’t reply! Use the CC feature when you would like to openly include others in your email correspondence. Use BCC when you would like to include others without revealing them to each other. Think before you hit reply. Is your reply intended for everyone on the list, or just one person?
  9. rofl xoxoxo <3 ;).  Limited use of emoticons and abbreviations in personal emails are fine, provided the recipient knows what they mean; but they should be avoided in emails – especially in business. Know your audience!
  10. *Insert inappropriate or emotionally charged email here*  Yes, spell check, but then read your email out loud to check for overall tone.

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