Top 7 Email Etiquette Tips
By Brian Grulke
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The following is a list of what-to-do's when using email as a means of communication.
- Read over your email before you send it. Although email is a more informal method of communication than writing a letter, be sure you make your points clear and concise. Use a spell checker if available.
- When forwarding messages, put your comments at the top of the message. Furthermore, refrain from sending messages which have been forwarded numerous times.
- Write descriptive subject lines. Many busy people will only open messages with captivating subject lines. Think creatively.
- When sending a Web site address, always type it in the form of "http://" because some email programs will permit the user to click on a Web address to go right there. Without the "http://" prefix, these programs will not recognize it as such.
- Be careful when addressing mail. There are addresses which may go to a group but the address looks like it is just one person. Know to whom you are sending.
- Reply as quickly as possible to the sender of an email if you think it is important enough to do so. You don't have to reply by typing a novel right away, but at least reply in a succinct manner.
- Be conservative with the email you send. Even if you are provoked, refrain from sending any type of degrading or derogatory email to any party.
Article Submitted On: January 07, 2000