Can It Be Wrong to Say "Thank You"?
With email, both phrases can be more annoying than nice — if they appear too frequently.
It takes time to compose and read them, and with a message just stating "Thank You!" it is not always clear what the thanks are for.
Prevent Annoying Thank-You Notices
To prevent these and other oddities coming back to you:
- Put "No Reply Needed" ("NRN") at the end of your last message.
Do respect "NRN" when you see it in a message to you; do not let it deter you from sending "Thank You!" at all, though, and especially not from leaving or sending the occasional handwritten "thank you" note.
(Updated September 2013)