What if you had opened your inbox this morning to discover your company was banning email?

In 2011, Atos (ironically, an information technology services company) decided to ban all internal email because managers were spending more than 20 hours a week reading messages, 90% of which were spam or irrelevant.

While we think an all-out ban is a little extreme, it’s true that the ease of email makes even the most vigilant employees hit send more often than they should. Here’s a step-by-step guide to determining whether or not to send that message.

Infographic courtesy of Online IT Degree. Photo of email being sent courtesy of Shutterstock.