E-mail conversations sometimes take on a life of their own. Before you know it you have an endless subject field filled with Re:s and or Fwd:s. Here are some tips to keep in mind when hitting the REPLY and FWD buttons in your business e-mail communications: How to Avoid Business E-mail Re: and Fwd: Confusion […]
Most common Subject: field mistakes? Are you guilty of making these faux pas? Not putting anything in the Subject: field — leaving it blank. When you leave the Subject: field blank, you in crease the risk of your e-mail being misidentified as spam and sent to the recipient’s trash or junk folder. Always take the […]
We all have had e-mail discussions that go back and forth — sometimes for many e-mails. We all have also experienced those who will hit Reply and begin to discuss new unrelated topics. Or you’ve been part of these conversations where, and it does happen, you get to the point where you realize that you […]
Subject: fields need to be clear, concise and relevant to the content of your email so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. Add to that that most take only a quick glance to determine if they will open/read an email and it is that glance where you have the opportunity to grab them.
Many in the business world underestimate The Subject: field of e-mail. This one field can impact how you are perceived and even if your e-mail will be opened. Here are some Dos and Don’ts when it comes to your Subject: field: Do be sure to include a brief and descriptive phrase about your e-mail’s contents. […]
For the most part, I don’t open e-mails where the Subject: field is blank unless I recognize the sender. And, every day I find a handful of subjectless e-mails in my Junk/Trash folder from business contacts that I know.
I’ve talked a lot about how important your Subject: field is in regard to how you are perceived, your level of professionalism and tech savvy and how your Subject: field structure and content can contribute to even if your e-mail is opened. Have you found yourself scanning Subject: fields to determine what e-mails you open […]