How to write effective emails
Watch out for those annoying salutations and cheesy sign-offs.
Don’t start your mails with the words ‘hi’, ‘hey’, ‘all’. You’ll raise hackles straight away.
Beware of cheesy sign-offs, too. Don’t pile on the pleasantries. Kind regards or best wishes are fine, but don’t use more than one sign-off. It’s overkill.
Dos and don’ts of writing effective emails
You’re half way there if you can write short, simple, jargon-free content. But make sure that you give the reader all the information they need. Don’t refer them to another site. And don’t ask for a ‘read’ receipt. People find that infuriating.
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For the dos and don’ts of email, see the Financial Times
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