7 Guidelines For Better Email Etiquette


Writers Write creates resources for business writers. In this post, we give you 7 basic guidelines for better email etiquette.

Use your company’s style guide to familiarise yourself with its email etiquette guidelines .

7 Guidelines For Better Email Etiquette

If you want to improve your email etiquette, follow these rules:

  1. Respond to emails within 24 hours.
  2. Say please and thank you in emails.
  3. Always spell check and proofread emails.
  4. Spell recipients’ names correctly.
  5. Write short messages – 50% of all emails are now read on smart phones.
  6. Use short sentences.
  7. Use bullet points.

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by Amanda Patterson

If you want to know more about email etiquette, read

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