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What is an appropriate level of email communication from a university?

I might be getting a bit curmudgeonly in my graduate student years, but I'm starting to get annoyed at how many mass emails I get from my university. What should I be expecting here, and should I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Feb 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Handling work communication with people who don't answer email?

How do introverts handle communication in environments where the receivers do not value email or consider it worth replying to? I find tracking people down to ask questions and make requests face-to-face or over the phone very disruptive to my work pattern (intense concentration for long periods of time) and very inefficient. I would much prefer to use email since I would consider this far less disruptive to both my workload and the recipient's workload. They can answer at their leisure, but I still expect an eventual answer if I ask a direct question (even if it's "I'm too busy to answer at the minute"). [more inside]
posted by teselecta on Aug 9, 2013 - 20 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I get my subordinates to reply to e-mail consistently?

How do I get my subordinates to reply to my e-mails? I work remotely, but they don't. I need to know that they've read what I send them. Details about work situation below. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Oct 25, 2010 - 61 answers

Son of Who?

Odd religious reference in official business communication—what to do? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Sep 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Nacho email address

What, if anything, should I do about the woman who thinks my Gmail address is hers? Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 23, 2010 - 55 answers

Long-Distance Friendship for Introverts

Introvert Filter: please help me revive a friendship! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 18 answers

"Mark As Unread" Doesn't Work For Me Anymore

How do you organize your email? How can I better organize my emails and be a better email-user? [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Online dating mysteries explained (hopefully)

This question is for women who have used online dating : What are your most common reasons for breaking off an email exchange with a man who you met through online dating? Also, once you have given the man your phone number, and he calls you, what are your most common reasons for not returning the phone call? [more inside]
posted by kenoshakid on Dec 13, 2006 - 41 answers

How to extract metadata about emails?

What's the easiest way to extra data about my emails? It's for the purposes of making a visualization along similar lines to Mountain. [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on May 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Why can't the executives at my job spell?

I've just now received one of countless pieces of gibberish email from an executive at work. Why is it that the more money someone makes, the less able they are to write even a semi-coherent message? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2005 - 50 answers

Staying in touch with old friends

Despite my best intentions, I'm not especially good at keeping in contact with people. How do you stay in touch with friends after you've parted ways? [more inside]
posted by Aster on Mar 17, 2005 - 13 answers

Is there a device that works as a pager, sends text-messages, and has wireless web access?

I need a way to keep in touch with my sweetie. I don't want a cellphone. I was thinking a combo of text-messaging + pager would be perfect. does such a device exist? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Dec 12, 2003 - 12 answers

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