- [What irks me are] emails that have not been checked for truth on Snopes and people using the word 'ahold'. Ahold is NOT a word!
- —Guest Pat
WRITING IN CAPS IS QUITE PERMISSIBLE
- I REALLY THINK ANYONE WHO WANTS TO WRITE IN CAPS IS QUITE PERMISSIBLE… IT MAKES A STATEMENT THAT I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY OF IMPORTANCE… AND IF YOU AS THE READER DON'T WANT TO READ 'CAUSE OF THE STATUS OF HOW IT IS WRITTEN IT'S YOUR — THE READER'S — PROBLEM, NOT THE PROBLEM OF THE ONE WHO WRITES IT…
- —Guest MISSNOTIERIETY
Replying to just the sender
- When I send out a message for five people with information that all five need to have, then one of them will reply just to me so that now the others are out of the loop.
- —Guest polly
'From' names and the apostrophe
- One of my pet peeves is the improper use of apostrophes in people's names. I get an email from "The Smith's..." ... uh, the Smith's *what*? The Smith's cat? Dog? Parakeet? What? Or did they mean, the email was from "The Smiths"?
Wrong punctuation & wrong "to"
- I hate it when people don't use proper punctuation or leave it out entirely, but when someone uses: "to" instead of "too" or worse yet: "two", this really irks me.
- —Guest Lou
Use BCC and Deletion of Names/Addresses
- REMEMBER!… when sending ORIGINAL or FORWARDING messages: YOUR NAME in "To" and RECIPIENTS NAME in "Bcc". NEVER use "Cc"… or… "Reply"… or… "Reply All". PRIOR to forwarding email DELETE ALL NAMES/ADDRESSES shown on page… including any present in "To" or "Cc".
- —Guest Dingermannnnn
Long emails using all caps
- People who write a long email using all upper case (caps). It is rude to shout!
- —Guest happygrandma
Out with the old
- When forwarding, clear off the old email addresses!
- —Guest Judy
- If you have Gmail, you can unsend an e-mail if you are quick enough to catch it.
What bugs me about email friends:
- [sending] more than three [messages] at one time. I don't need 15 emails at one time.
- —Guest lorri
Delete sender's name and send BCC
- Biggest sin is failing to delete the sender's name/email address — and failing to use the BCC option!
- —Guest cspiva
Free email stripper
- If you are forwarding emails with all those >>>>, you need the free emailStripper.
- —Guest Rinchen
Don't share personal messages
- Throughout my husband's illness I regularly emailed his large group of friends with updates. These emails were carefully worded to, first a close group of friends, then adapted for the next 'layer' of friends and finally for our general friends who did care but didn't need the more detailed report. I worded and chose carefully. One friend from within our close group of friends repeatedly sent my personal message off to everyone in HIS address book whom he thought 'might' like to have the update. It was a long while before this got back to me and after that I took him off our list entirely. I really did feel betrayed.
- —Guest freda
Reply to All…
- "reply to all"… emails originating with a large group, regarding an event, for example. Recipient hits "reply to all" letting 150 people know that he won't be attending because of some personal reason which no one else cares about or should know about.
- —Guest freda
- I agree with almost all of the above, but one I did not see was stop sending huge file attachments - usually photos. If you are sending photos larger than 150kb, then upload them to one of the bazillion free photo hosting sites and send me the link!
- —Guest Clair