Email correspondence is a massive part of our day-to-day, and despite sending and receiving email messages constantly, many people still haven’t mastered the art. From WRITING IN ALL CAPS to typing out alarmingly long messages – unforgivable mistakes are being made so regularly that Mashable decided to release 8 email etiquette tips in an attempt to civilize our inboxes.
See three of their rules below:
1. Set up signatures for mobile devices.
Take the time to set up specific signatures for email accounts you access on smartphones and tablets that make reference to the device you’re using to send emails. That way, people know you’re working with a touchscreen keyboard and will forgive your typos and brevity without you having to annoyingly explain your clumsy fingers in the body of your email.
2. Do use acronym codes or DAUC. See? It’s handy.
Within your organization, create a standard for short acronyms and codes that speed up the email process. Here’s an example: If your message is tiny, just write it in the subject line and conclude with “EOM” (end of message) so the recipient doesn’t even have to open the email.
3. Don’t send giant attachments.
Seriously. Unless it’s been requested of you, for god’s sake don’t go sending large files as attachments. It can clog up inboxes, crash mobile devices, and is guaranteed to elicit an eye roll from your recipient. Use a reliable and secure file-sharing service instead. WeTransfer and Dropbox are great tools to use and generate a download link for you to send out.
Read up on all 8 tips at Mashable.