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13 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make In Professional Emails
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Published: Apr 23, 2016

The days of letter writing are long gone, nowadays people communicate through twitter, Facebook and other means of online communication. When writing an email to a professional though sometimes we make mistakes without realising, the next time you send an email to a firm, school or university teacher be sure not to make these mistakes.

1. Capitalising the first letter of every word

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2. Not spell checking

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3. Writing informally

Dear Sir/Madam is not something you have to write every time but writing things like ‘whats up?’ is a definite no

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4. Replying to all

When you realised you replied all and included some people who aren’tĀ supposed to be there.

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5. Sending mails without a subject

Everyone should know what the email is about and the best way to do that is writing a subject. Don’t. Ever. Forget.

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6. Writing please or thank you go a long way

Not only is it good manners but the receiver of the mail will like you.

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7. Keep emails brief and to the point

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8. Say no to emoticons

This isn’t your friend you’re email, it’s a co-worker

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9. Not acknowledging emails

You need to atleast acknowledge that you’ve received the E-mail.. come on !

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10. Respond on time

Don’t take too long to reply to e-mails.

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11. End it with warm regards or your sincerely

It’s kind and courteous will leave a good impression on whoever you mail to.

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12. Never email with emoji’s

If you’re wondering which emoji to use the answer is no emoji

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13. Know when to call

Sometimes you don’t understand something one party is saying or you can’t explain what you’re trying to through emails. The best option is to call.

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Don’t make these mistakes!