Email Etiquette


Your Monday morning alarm might be the worst sound in the world. Weekends fly by, but Mondays drag on forever. As avid Office Space fans, we wondered if having a “case of the Mondays” was an observable phenomenon. Our finding? Monday really is the worst day of the week: it’s when people make the most mistakes in their email subjects (which, as we will show, matters), as well as the day with the most negative email subjects. Subject...

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Our inboxes are to-do lists dictated by other people: Ping! “Schedule me!” Ping! “Respond to my question!”  Ping!  Ping!  PING! “Make a choice about these twenty things in the next two minutes!!!” Every time you email your contacts, you do the same by adding another task to their lists. Out of consideration for their sanity (and karma points), email etiquette means putting effort into composing messages that are easy to process and...

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Introductions are a valuable way to expand our connections, but are dangerous to our reputation when they’re badly executed. In this email etiquette post, Baydin explains the etiquette of asking for an introduction. Last week we talked about double opt-in introductions (read about it here). This week, we’re backing up to discuss the etiquette of asking for an introduction. Whether you’re searching for your first job, trying to change...

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Introductions are a valuable way to expand our connections, but are dangerous to our reputation when they’re badly executed. In this email etiquette post, Baydin explains how to use double opt-in introductions. Our connections are one of the most valuable tools we have for progressing our careers, getting a table at an exclusive restaurant, and establishing a social life independent of Netflix. Providing introductions for your...

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Back in the day, my inbox consistently contained over a thousand messages. Not because I’m popular or important, but because my method of checking email didn’t extend past the basic definition of “checking”: to look over; examine. I’d open my inbox, scan to make sure there weren’t any crucial messages, and continue looking at Instagrammed entrées. Then I watched Merlin Mann’s classic “Inbox Zero” Google Tech Talk where he states,...

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Email Etiquette: How to Use Bcc

Email Etiquette: How to Use Bcc


Posted By on Jul 19, 2013

Etiquette rules aren’t just about holding the door, using the correct fork, and all the other exciting things we learned at middle school cotillion; they also extend to email. Proper email etiquette increases productivity because it eliminates the hurt feelings or “drama” that can result when something is misread or taken in the wrong context. Everybody has their pet peeves, so here’s an excuse to voice them:...

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