Email Etiquette: A Guide to Not Pissing People Off

Email is a wonderful invention that allows us to communicate with people all over the world. But let’s face it, it can also be a royal pain in the ass. With so many people sending so many emails all the time, it’s easy to make a mistake and offend someone.

That’s why I’ve put together this handy guide to email etiquette. Follow these simple rules, and you’ll be sure to keep your inbox free of angry replies.

  1. Use a proper subject line. “Hey” is not a subject line. Neither is “What’s up?” or “Yo.” Be specific and use a subject that accurately reflects the content of your email.
  2. Don’t use all caps. YOU’RE SHOUTING. And nobody likes to be shouted at, especially not in an email.
  3. Watch your tone. Emails can be easily misinterpreted, so make sure you’re not coming across as rude or dismissive. If you’re unsure, try reading your email out loud to see if it sounds the way you want it to.
  4. Avoid using too many exclamation points!!!! It makes you look like you’re trying too hard to be enthusiastic.
  5. Don’t send emails when you’re angry. You’ll regret it later. Trust me.
  6. Don’t send emails when you’re drunk. This is a rule for life, not just for email.
  7. Use proper grammar and spelling. You’re not texting, you’re sending an email. Act like it.
  8. Don’t reply all unless it’s necessary. Nobody needs to know that you’re going to the gym after work.
  9. Don’t forward chain emails or silly jokes. It’s not cute.
  10. And finally, remember that the internet is forever. So, think before you hit send.

By following these simple rules, you’ll be sure to keep your inbox free of angry replies, and your recipients will be thanking you for your politeness. Happy emailing!

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