1. Emoticons Must Be Selected Carefully Emoticons are great for emails to your cousin. Not everyone is your cousin. 2. Try To Keep The Font Size Less Than 24 We know that not everyone has great vision. But there’s nothing less fun than getting an email on your mobile device where each sentence takes up the whole […]
We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect […]
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Photo: L S G According to Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, “Not sending a thank you says, ‘I just don’t care.’” 1. Start with ‘Hey.’ It’s too informal. “Any thank you that starts with ‘Hey…’ is doomed,” Langerud says. Other informal phrases to avoid: “thanks in […]
Email has become the primary way we contact people — whether we’re looking for a job, trying to land a freelance client or simply working to expand our network. So why do so many people write terrible emails?
I work a 9-5 job in the creative industry. I am fairly low down in the pecking order, so to speak. The company recently employed someone to be my new boss, who has now started emailing me on the weekends and expects me to reply to him immediately. I have my own personal phone […]
Regardless of how spam is technically defined, we can probably agree it’s unwanted email, and we don’t like it. (Unless you send spam, and then you can go TOS yourself.) In the fight against spam, some organizations use spam traps to find and block spammers. A spam trap is an email address that’s not actively […]