Electronic mail, often abbreviated to e-mail, is a store and forward method of writing, sending, receiving and saving messages over electronic communication systems. The term e-mail applies to the internet e-mail system. E-mail is often used to deliver bulk unsolicited messages or “spam”, but filter programs exist which can automatically block, quarantine or delete some or most of these, depending on the situation.
The spellings e-mail and email are both common. Several prominent journalistic and technical style guides recommend e-mail, and the spelling email is also recognized in many dictionaries.
Why do you need email etiquette?
A company needs to implement etiquette rules for the following three reasons:
- Professionalism: by using proper email language your company will convey a professional image.
- Efficiency: emails that get to the point are much more effective than poorly worded emails.
- Protection from liability: employee awareness of email risks will protect your company from costly law suits.
Email etiquettes:Reply To All
The ‘Reply to All’ button is just a button, but it can generate tons of unnecessary e-mails. However, if each person hits the “Reply to All’ button not only do I get a dozen replies, but so does everyone else for a total of 144 messages! ‘Reply to All’ button should be used with care.Don’t Be A Novelist
Messages should be concise and to the point. Think of it as a telephone conversation, except you are typing instead of speaking. Nobody has ever won a Pulitzer Prize for a telephone conversation nor will they win one for an e-mail message.… Read the rest