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Check Out These Email Etiquette Tips That Will Get You Through the Work Week

Email makes our lives easier. With it, communication becomes instantaneous, and we can avoid phone conversations and in-person visits. However, there is a certain etiquette that comes along with the emailing process. If you are not aware of how to email politely and properly, you’ll want to take these ideas to heart.

Be polite.

Since email is associated with speedy communication, it is tempting to be as short and to the point as possible. In an email format, however, this can come across as curt and rude. When composing correspondence, include a salutation to the recipient, the clear introduction of the subject matter, and a proper signing off, even if it’s not as formal as “sincerely

Be discreet.

Email is easily sent and resent to any number of recipients. Keep this in mind when you compose your message. Don’t say anything in an email that you would not want to be shared with others because it very well might be. Gossip, personal information, and other private topics don’t belong in an email and should be reserved for one-on-one conversations.  

Be considerate.

Email is a wonderful way to communicate with loved ones. However, there are instances when sending an email is not appropriate. As a rule of thumb, don’t email anyone with matters that you wouldn’t want to discuss in an email yourself. Discussions about finances, relationships, or family matters warrant a phone call. If you’re in doubt, simply pick up the phone and call before anything else.  

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