Top Five Rules of Email Etiquette

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.

  1. Always reply to a personal email written to you.
  2. If several questions are asked in an email, address them all.
  3. Do not allow the body of your email to be smaller than your signature.
  4. Care. For instance, use proper grammar, spelling, sentence structure and capitalization.
  5. (reserved)

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.