8 rules of email ettiquette

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8 rules of email ettiquette

Jul!a Jul!a
Given the fact that all of us here probably use the email at least once a day, it's sometimes hard to remember what things we should and shouldn't do. Some of the things on this list are common sense, but things like the reply all button get hit a lot and people don't realize it. That drives me nuts, getting 8475954788 responses to something that I don't need.

Anybody got any tips to add to this list?
07/19/2011
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Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
This one is more for companies, but when I get an email for a review request that says something like

Dear [Insert Bloggers Name Here]... (literally)

I generally don't respond unless the product looks fantastic.

Even if they can't find my name, the least they could do is put Misfit Momma...
07/19/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
A greeting and a signature are always appreciated.

I'm often left confused when people just start right into the email body and don't even tell me who they are or sign the email. And with pseudonym email addresses like sexyfunawesome54824749 @yahoo.com, it's not always clear who's emailing me.
07/19/2011
Kayla Kayla
Good article! I'm more confused about the comments where people are talking about how out-of-date e-mail is. I didn't *think* it was out-of-date, right?
07/19/2011
Dusk Dusk
After working with college students for two years, their lack of e-mail etiquette and skills started to drive me up the wall. They would send e-mails without subjects, without greetings, completely misspelled. And those were the ones that actually used my e-mail instead of knocking on my door at 3 am for something stupid or claiming they had no way of getting in contact with me. UGH.
07/20/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
A greeting and a signature are always appreciated.

I'm often left confused when people just start right into the email body and don't even tell me who they are or sign the email. And with pseudonym email addresses like ...
I often do that - though that's only with people who know me, never with people I've never corresponded with before. Usually I put up, with the people that know me, a made up name. Currently I'm jonesing on Spongebob Baggypants.
07/20/2011
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