Reconsider forwarding that funny email, video, or unproven story. It will have your name on it.
All email messages should include a proper salutation, sign-off, and signature. It's still mail.
contributor: First Fifteen
When you find yourself "doing" email, it's time to reevaluate how you are using the tool.
As ephemeral as it feels, email is digitally permanent. When in doubt, don't hit SEND.
Answering one point does not close the conversation.
Conversations are 100x faster and more clear than email threads. Try it!
Attachments clog email. Point recipients to the file instead of sending, whenever possible.
In emails, if you can't answer immediately, let the requestor know when they can expect an answer. No one knows you are thinking about it.
It is your job to summarize an email. Clarify exactly what it is you are asking the recipient to consider.
Luckily we have folders and files for these things. Use the proper tool for the job.
1/3 will never open it. 1/3 will never read it. 1/3 will reply back. Do you really want that?
Cut. Edit. Clarify. (Typos are embarrassing, right?)