Emails can easily be misinterpreted through text without context. Humor is culture-specific.
Always use a professional-sounding email address- no nicknames or cutesy usernames.
Avoid using all caps or all lowercase letters in your email- it comes across as unprofessional.
Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your email. This shows that you are detail-oriented and take your work seriously.
Keep your email messages brief and to the point. No one likes to read a novel in their email inbox.
Use a professional-sounding signature line that includes your name, title, and contact information.
Avoid using emoticons or abbreviations in your email messages. and don't make it unprofessional.
Be careful with the use of humor in your emails. What you think is funny, may not be interpreted that way by the recipient.
Use caution when cc’ing others on your email messages. Only cc those who need to be included.
Respond to email messages promptly. If you can’t respond right away, let the sender know when they can expect a response from you.
Be mindful of the tone of your email messages. Avoid sounding curt, condescending, or angry in your emails.
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