Finally! The 23 Unwritten Rules of Email
It wasn't until I helped my college-aged brother hack (er, set up) his inbox and explained some of the nuances of this ubiquitous method of communication that I realized how many unwritten rules of email have developed over the years.
Some of them are pretty obvious, but they’re worth repeating (because I still see people breaking them from time to time). And others aren’t immediately intuitive—but, if universally followed, would help us all better send and respond to email.
So, I’m putting them in writing. Review the list, and repeat after me: “I do solemnly swear that I will follow the rules of email forevermore.”
Tell us! What email rules would you add to this list?
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Alex is a Founder of The Muse, where she focuses on the product, engineering and operations of the fast-growing business. Her book "The New Rules of Work", written with her co-founder Kathryn, comes out in April 2017. Outside the office, Alex can be found on her road bike or deep in a book. She also loves productivity hacks more than candy.More from this Author