Email Faux Pas

At M Communications and M Com Publishing we receive a ton of email. So, if you are randomly sending out non-targeted sales pitches, chances are we are not going to respond. On the flip side, I wanted to address what I consider what is one of the biggest email faux pas ever:  the overuse of the reply to all button. Now, with a marketing background from the building industry – I do understand a need to hit a reply to all when you have multiple people involved in the same project. What I do not understand is when it is used in the following situations:

1. The reply to 80 people on a networking group to let everyone know they will not be attending today’s meeting. This normally starts a chain reaction of twenty other people replying to all to say they will not make it.

2. The reply to all when you attended a networking meeting that say’s, “Becky – it was so nice to see you today?” Um. maybe you should just be emailing Becky.

 Anyway, try to avoid these email faux pas whenever possible. Most people are already dealing with an overcrowded inbox.

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