The 30 Email Client Commandments

Posted by Jason Ephraim on April 1, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An Email client can be an amazingly powerful tool. But, like most tools, there is a right way and a wrong way to use it when managing your email. That’s why we brought the most important of these email rules together into a handy little guide:[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”nivo” interval=”0″ images=”8533,8525,8539,8524,8521,8517,8516,8518,8511,8522,8540,8515,8537,8536,8534,8531,8512,8532,8535,8523,8541,8529,8519,8520,8527,8513,8528,8514,8538,8526,8530″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]

The 30 Email Commandments:

1. Thou Shalt Read Every Message In A Thread Before Replying 2. Thou Shalt Never Forward Chain Mail 3. Thou Shalt Always Review Emails Before Sending Them 4. Remove Or Shorten Thy Email Signature For Replies 5. Thou Shalt Only Use Reply-All Where Appropriate 6. Never Shall Thou Forget To Add Attachments 7. Never Shall Thou Addist The Wrong Attachments 8. Thou Shalt Not Reply To The Wrong Person 9. Thou Shalt Never Mix Up BCC’d And CC’d Recipients 10. Always Includist A Basic Greeting 11. Thou Shalt Never Email When Angry or Drunk 12. THOU SHALT NOT EMAIL IN ALL CAPS 13. Thou Shalt Not Be Overly-Formal 14. Thou Shalt Not Be Too Casual 15. Thou Shalt Not Send Canned Responses Without Replacing Thine Dynamic Fields 16. Thou Shalt Always Check Thine Spelling 17. Thou Shalt Try To Be Brief 18. Match Thine Recipient’s Tone 19. Thou Shalt Not Break Up With Someone With An Email 20. Thou Shalt Use Emoticons Sparingly 😉 21. Be Friendly And Avoid Opening With “To Whom It May Concern” 22. Thou Shalt Use A Short, Simple Email Signature 23. Thou Shalt Double-Check Emails Before Sending 24. Thou Shalt Not Spend Too Much Time Managing Thine Email 25. Thou Shalt Use CC To Keep People In The Loop 26. Thou Shalt Let Recipients Know When No Reply Is Necessary 27. Be Specific With Thine Email Subject Line 28. Thou Shalt Always Use Inline Reply 29. Always Assume Thine Email Conversations Are Not Private 30. Always Include An Alternate Contact Method In Thine Vacation Auto Responders [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jason Ephraim

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