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Must we acknowledge emails?

Am I out of bounds here or is it an accepted email etiquette norm now that acknowledging an email is optional? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 31, 2014 - 45 answers

I'm dating-challenged and dropped the ball. How I do pick it back up?

Over last weekend I spent a whole bunch of time with a lovely woman--dinners, picnics, walks, wine under the stars etc. These weren't explicitly dates, but it all seemed pretty romantic. At the end of the evening on Saturday and Sunday we had these awkward pauses when my insecurities and my desire to--give a goodnight kiss? Express my attraction? Or something--were warring. I don't know what she was thinking but it was awkward on both sides. Now I won't see her for a month. Do I email her and explicitly say that I'm interested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2013 - 25 answers

How to politely tell people to read their f*cking emails?

I frequently get asked for information or asked to answer questions that I have already provided/answered in a previous email. This is time-consuming. How best to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Jul 4, 2013 - 46 answers

How should I respond to confusion about a meeting time?

Early last week, I had a meeting where there were two people from my organization, and three people from an organization we're hoping to work with in the near future. At the end of the meeting, we agreed on a future date/time for our next meeting. The following day, I emailed everyone in attendance, with (our shared impression of) the date/time/location of our next email in the second sentence of the email. Today, it became clear that everyone on their side of the meeting thought it was supposed to happen today, and I thought it was happening tomorrow. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch on Jun 17, 2013 - 8 answers

getting the real deal about colleges

As an international student (equivalent 'rising senior') in high school, how can I discern what a college or university is really like, past all the glossy paper? More questions, and details, within. [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Aug 20, 2012 - 14 answers

No More Please?

Article about dropping politeness from email to achieve better results in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by jca on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me to be more socially adept in business

How can I become more socially adept in business settings? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Oct 6, 2011 - 8 answers

tap..tap..tap...uh-hu...tap...tap...ok...whatever...

Is it rude to reply to emails and do other tasks when participating in a routine but important teleconference? [more inside]
posted by evil_esto on Aug 28, 2011 - 23 answers

I seriously don't know how to do this.

A question about etiquette for freelance designers: [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Aug 23, 2011 - 5 answers

I want to out on dates, not sit at home and write emails

Online dating question for the women of Metafilter : if a guy asks you out in the first email, do you automatically assume that he's a player, a creep, or otherwise undesirable? What if you email him first, and he asks you out in his first reply? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Feb 25, 2011 - 48 answers

Excessive Distribution List Use

Email Distribution Lists: we set up a bunch of distribution lists at work and guess what? They started off real useful, and now they've spiraled out of control and their effectiveness has been eclipsed by users receiving excessive amounts of email traffic. How do we get out of this? Shut them down? Police them? Re-train? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Nov 1, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I communicate employment enthusiasm without alienating anyone?

How do I explain a belated e-mail in a professional context? And how does one write a letter of inquiry to someone who already has the job? Bean-plate overthinking inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2010 - 4 answers

How to abbreviate multiple degrees

What is the best practice for listing two degrees after a name in an email signature, when the degrees weren't earned as a joint degree? For example, if the degrees are JD and MPA, should it be JD/MPA, JD+MPA, or some other combination? Maybe just a comma between them? JD/MPA would be the obvious choice for a joint degree, but these are from different universities and earned at different times. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I email an academic?

What is the etiquette for young grad students emailing seniour researchers? [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Aug 7, 2009 - 20 answers

To thank, or not to thank

Is it appropriate to use an email address given as a part of a donation to send a short thank you note, when the person making the donation through my website did not consent to me using their email address? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Need more tips, please

What is the appropriate response to a customer who left me a note at work? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 6, 2009 - 34 answers

Inappropriate to contact accidently found alumna?

When doing a search on one of the grad school programs I'm interested in attending, I stumbled on an old article in my university's paper that profiled a woman from my current undergrad program who stated that she was considering entering the very same grad program I'm currently looking at. So, being curious, I googled her fairly unique name and sure enough, she attended the program and graduated from it in 2007 or so. So, is it weird/strange/inappropriate to email this person? [more inside]
posted by flamk on May 7, 2009 - 21 answers

Attachment Included

What is the etiquette and current wisdom regarding the practice of attaching your company logo to your emails? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Apr 14, 2009 - 40 answers

Spasm and spam only differ by one letter

What is a good source of online etiquette for cross-medium self-promotion? I'm thinking someone might be going over the line, but I want something to back me up so it doesn't seem like I'm just overreacting. A member of an e-mail list I subscribe to posts about her/his blogs over frequently, to the point of always posting whenever there is a new entry up. I'm through ignoring it, and more than one person has suggested to him on list that if people wanted to read her/his blog that they'd do it. I'm not sure she/he is getting it. However, I can't really find any good sources for this sort of netiquette - I'm finding things only related to blogs or to e-mail lists, not both. I'd like something to point to if I (or others) choose to reach out to her/him.
posted by anarchivist on Feb 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Did I handle this properly?

New Job Etiquette: Did I do the right thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Dear Sirs?

What is the best way to address a formal email to a generic alias (e.g. hr@abccompany.com, or grants@xyzfoundation.com)? [more inside]
posted by hihowareyou on Mar 3, 2008 - 23 answers

And thank you for thanking me for thanking you!

Does an e-mail thank-you note require a response? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Nov 12, 2007 - 12 answers

A polite reminder to a forgetful recommendation-writer?

How might I go about com[posing a polite "reminder" email for a... forgetful recommendation-letter writer? [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Jan 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Do I pretend I didn't read it?

I am the unintended recipient of an email from my boss. The email contains personal information about one of my coworkers. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Feb 24, 2006 - 23 answers

Email Etiquette

Email.etiquette.filter - How do you all battle those annoying email relationships in which responses never come or questions you ask never get answered? Email etiquette seems to be lacking amongst many people and I have some acquaintances that send out emails, but never bother replying, or when they reply, never answer my questions or acknowledge my response. The obvious answer is to just ignore them or lower my standards, but have any of you found a method to improve the email etiquette of your friends? It can be so annoying!
posted by brheavy on Feb 11, 2005 - 16 answers

Online dating diplomacy.

Online dating diplomacy. If you decide after an email or two that you are not interested in the other person, either because the conversation is uninspiring or the pictures they send are unappealing, should you actually write to tell them "sorry, but I'm not interested?" Or is that worse than falling silent and letting the correspondence die? Some people persist if you don't respond, and ask "what's the deal? you didn't like my pic?" I honestly don't know what's the best thing to say, if anything. Honesty is not the same as full disclosure, and I just feel that random people really don't need to hear that I find them undesireable / uninteresting. I figure if I just stop writing, most people will simply write me off and move on. What do you think?
posted by scarabic on Jan 31, 2005 - 38 answers

Email etiquette desired

Does American real-life, i.e. (in this case) geek etiquette (as opposed to the mainstream standard), require that all e-mails, however perfunctory or informative, be answered? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 24, 2004 - 23 answers

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