Email Etiquette 101



Email – you either love it or hate it, there’s no in between. Whatever the case may be, certain things you have to keep in mind, especially “etiquette”. You may think that the idea of etiquette is an antiquated thought but in reality, it exists just to help you.



1. Your subject line has to match the message

The first step in professional email etiquette is a subject line that is to the point wherein recipient immediately knows what the message is actually about. Also, one must proofread the subject line to ensure it’s not too “wordy” or “long”.


2. Always include a signature

You never want someone to have to look up how to get in touch with you. So, every email should include a signature that tells the recipient who you are and how to contact you including social media handles and your contact number.


3. Respond timely

After you receive an email, the faster you respond, the better especially if it's something really important. The receiver will appreciate the fast response and you will be perceived as more dependable.


4. Avoid using short forms- Be Professional

Don't be surprised if you're judged by the way you compose an email. For example, if your email is littered with misspelt words, grammatical errors, short forms or slang language you may be perceived as careless, or someone who doesn’t care. So check before hitting “send.”


5. Mark someone in cc always

The idea behind this is to make sure that important emails are responded timely even if you’re unavailable during a meeting or on vacation!


6. Keep it short and simple

Instead of trying to write longer emails so they appear more important, narrow them down and get rid of jargon. Focus on what the person receiving the email is looking for and what you need to communicate.


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