Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 email tips

Its Tuesday again – time for a list! I'm addicted to email. I hate being away from a computer for more than two day. PC magazine has produced a list – 25 golden rules of email. It is really a good list. I have picked my top 10 items for this post. I hope you find this useful.

  • Get a meaningful permanent address – you don't want "hottiemom1980" for life
  • Two different email accounts can be useful – one public and one personal
  • Be careful of the "Reply All" button
  • Subject lines matter – they put the reader and sender on the same page
  • Attach what you promised
  • Don't open attachments or click links you aren't expecting
  • Don't e-mail angry
  • Create a useful signature
  • Avoid confidential information
  • Beware of hoaxes and chain emails

The 25 golden rules of email is a great resource, you should really check out the link above. If you have email tips, please post a comment and share!


Yvonne said...

Great post! Gmail has an "Undo Send" feature--in case you ever hit "Reply All" or send e-mail when you're angry, I suppose. :0)

Cathy W. said...

Outlook has a recall feature that helps retrieve some "oops" emails. However, it does have restrictions: "Recall or Replace a Message after it is Sent"