Email advice

eMail Advice and etiquitte that I have found helps

I am not going to claim that I am good at writing emails. In fact, despite writing several books, hundreds of published articles on all sorts of topics and literally 10's of thousands of emails, despite being one of the first people in the world to use eMails (I started using email heavily in 1980 - and YES some people had used it for YEARS before me), I still don't do eMailing completely effectively.
However, I have learned a bunch of things that DO work. I have learned much from my mistakes.
And so I offering to share some tips for your consideration.

Subjects:

Attachments:

BCC: Blind Carbon Copy

Body:

Signatures:

  1. A polite ending. Something like "Regards".
  2. Your Name. When someone is whipping through a bunch of emails, seeing the person's name (as opposed to their email address) can often make it easier for them.
  3. Your phone number and fax number if you have one. If the reader reads your email and decides they should call you on the phone - why make them have to go and look it up? Why not make it ALWAYS there for them.
  4. Your mailing address. Same reason as for the phone number.

Some emails just should never be sent...