Do you know when it is appropriate to use the Cc: (Courtesy Copy) option when e-mailing business associates? Is there a difference between informing and tattling? You bet! Prioritize “Need to Know” E-mail overload and lost productivity can be avoided by minimizing e-mail volume for yourself and others. Only Cc: others when it is important […]
In a recent conversation with one of my clients, they mentioned that they felt the use of the BCc: field was not polite — and sneaky. This client was refereeing to an e-mail where he was copied in the BCc: field of an e-mail that was not a mass e-mail and of interest to only […]
Do you show a blatant disregard for your contact’s privacy? Do you send group e-mails with long lists of addresses visible in the To: or Cc: fields? Is the only thing that list of folks have in common is you? We’ve all had this happen to us. We receive messages or forwarded e-mail from business […]
A concerned site visitor comments: “Do we overuse e-mail as a business communication medium? In many instances, e-mail is the “easy approach” but not necessarily the best approach.” Yes, we are. Many choose to take the lazy, easy way out and not pick up the telephone or have an in-person meeting when that is what […]
To contact others about ancillary, unrelated topics or worse yet commercial endeavors simply because their email address was improperly exposed to you is conducive to spamming them. Understand the issue here is you have an email address that was not provided to you by its owner and you need to govern yourself accordingly when thinking of using it.
I get asked about this all the time — 4 times this week so far. What is expected of you when your name is either in the Cc: field or you are BCc:’d on an e-mail? Here are some considerations: Cc: notes you are being FYI’d. And only Cc: those who need to be in […]