Stacey’s Top Five golden rules for sending emails
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Stacey’s Top Five golden rules for sending emails

"If you don’t follow these rules and you send me an email, bye sis, I won’t reply," says Stacey Norman. 

Man reading email on tablet  / iStock
Man reading email on tablet / iStock

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We’ve all had that moment where you get an email from a colleague and you just can’t understand what’s going on. 

Or they do and say something that triggers you.

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With that in mind, here are my five golden rules for sending emails:

Don’t send me a chain mail: This is not 2007, forwarding that quote or that story to 30 other friends will not give you any luck. In fact, it will just get you blocked and all your emails will go to my junk. 

Attach the attachment: When you say you have attached something, say that after you have actually attached the thing. If I had a dollar for every time someone said they’d sent me something I would be a millionaire sipping pink drinks in Dubai. I am sick of refreshing my emails or thinking I’ve run out of data all cause you can’t attach files properly. 

Notes on noted: If I send you a well-written and thought-out email and you reply by justing sending ’noted’, we are gonna fight. PERIOD!

I have a name, use it: When you send me an email don’t say, ‘hi all’, don’t say, ‘hi dear’, I have a name. Any email that isn’t addressed to me, isn’t getting a response from me. 

Reply all: DO NOT REPLY ALL TO MESSAGES! I DON’T NEED NATALIE FROM HR AND DAVID FROM FINANCE SENDING ME 316 EMAILS ABOUT SOMETHING I DON’T CARE ABOUT. 

What are some of the things you hate that people do or send over email?

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