These are my email etiquette rules. I’d love to hear your own email etiquette rules, too.
Please call me if I fail to follow any of these simple rules. Literally. Like, pick up the phone and call me. Or tell me in person.
- Always reply to a personal email written to you.
- If several questions are asked in an email, address them all.
- Do not allow the body of your email to be smaller than your signature.
- Care. For instance, use proper grammar, spelling, sentence structure and capitalization.
There are of course exceptions to the first rule, such as when the email is ending a conversation. It may help to consider not replying akin to ignoring someone trying to talk with you.