5 email habits you need to stop

5 email habits you need to stop

Cover credit: Career Girl Network

Cover credit: Career Girl Network

Imagine having to do all that you do today but without emails; absolutely impossible, right?

Well, emails have certainly facilitated our lives in ways we can't even describe. And while most of us are logged into our accounts and use them everyday, we tend to have some habits that are annoying to say the least.

Below are five email habits you need to look out for and stop if need be.

1. You don’t respond.

Our inbox is flooded with emails everyday and while things may get hectic, not responding is never a good idea. An average email user responds to less than 25 percent of the emails received. That’s almost as if for every 4 people that talk to you, you only respond to one.

2. When you do respond, you barely type.

It’s nice to be brief and concise, but responding with just 5 to 6 words could be seen as if you have no time for the person you are replying to.

3. You leave the subject blank.

According to a survey cited in Reader’s Digest, almost 70 percent of email recipients think it’s unacceptable when you don’t add a title to the email. Just give them a heads up to as what the email contains, it won’t take time at all.

4. All your emails are marked urgent.

The urgent marker is there for a reason, so don’t cry wolf when you don’t need to. Eventually people will stop believing any of your emails are urgent and subsequently wouldn’t respond as fast as you’d want them to.

5. Stop with the caps lock.

Almost everything you need to emphasize can be done through bold or italic. Resist the urge to write in all cap unless; most people see it as an exaggeration.

Everything has etiquette now, even emails!

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