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  1. Hi Timo,
    Some really great points here.
    Quite often people forget how important email communication is and how to communicate with impact so the receiver gets the point clearly.
    The subject line is very important and can often make the difference in the email being opened or not.
    Great Post
    Thanks
    James

    • Timo Kiander says:

      James,

      Thank you and thanks for dropping by :)

      Email is important communication tool and when using it with a little thought, it can be even more effective one.

      Cheers,
      Timo

  2. Hey Timo, I’m very bad at not editing my e-mails and you may have noticed I sometimes have typo’s but not anymore. I’m going to start writing my e-mails and editing them just like I do with my articles. I’m really happy you decided to put together an article like this to help me learn as I move forward and grow larger.

    Thanks for the suggestions I’m going to implement them right now ass I will not be sending another e-mail out without editing and proofreading! P.S. Congrats on the baby is this a new born for you two?

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Brian,

      Thank you, nice to see you here :)

      Yes, this is our first baby and in fact, as I write this reply, my wife and our son are sleeping. It’s our first night together, so we’ll just see how it goes :)

      Anyway, I’m glad that you found these tips helpful :)

      Cheers,
      Timo

  3. Hi Timo,
    I agree. Email is an important communication tool and I use it a lot in my line of work.
    I make it a point to always have a clear subject because people are busy and they will quickly scan through their emails and click on the one that catches their attention.
    I don’t use effects that much but I like using a smiley or two if I’m comfortable with the person I’m sending it to. I also make it as brief and to the point as possible.
    Thanks for sharing these tips with us.

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Thank you Theresa for y0ur comments!

      Smileys are great way to add personality and emotions to your e-mail messages.

      It is true that e-mail is quite “faceless” way of communicating. Adding that small thing to your message can make a huge difference how your message is perceived.

      Cheers,
      Timo

  4. Hey Timo,

    Good tips, as usual! :)

    Have you tried Gmail for business? I’m guessing Gmail has the same features though… I like how you can easily prioritize emails. Based on your behavior, it finds the important emails, etc. I wouldn’t go back to any other email client.

    Cheers,

    Matt

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Matt,

      Thank your for the tip!

      I’ll check it out! Although I’m using Gmail, I still have to dig in deeper to find out all the features it offers for productivity (and e-mail handling).

      Cheers,
      Timo

  5. Thanks for these tips, Timo! I know a lot of people who should really read especially tip number 9.

    I receive way too many emails from professionals that are assigned priority status – often these emails are actually so NOT important, that I delete them straight away without taking any action.

    When I have something really urgent to tell someone, I usually make a quick phone call…

    Another point:
    What do you all think about reading confirmations? I frequently receive emails that ask me to automatically confirm that I’ve read the email – and I always decline because I see this as an intrusion into my privacy. I don’t want people to see at what time I first opened their email…

    Is this just me being weird or do these reading confirmation requests also make you uncomfortable?

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Lucas,

      Great to hear you liked these tips :)

      I agree on those confirmations … they are annoying.

      Also, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the person has actually read the message even if the notification is sent. He/she could just open the message, but for some reason jump to another task (thus leaving the message unprocessed).

      Cheers,
      Timo

  6. Hey Timo,

    Great stuff as always!

    The only thing I would add myself is the use of filters for managing purposes.

    Now with the recent inclusion of Gmail for folders, it’s a breeze to maintain everything clean and tidy on the inside of your inbox instead of having e-mails all over the place (even if you use several gmail accounts)

    Might do a video on that soon, take care and if you celebrate this holiday, then Happy Thanksgiving my friend! ;-)

    Sergio

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Sure, filters is also something I use heavily, thanks for pointing it out!

      I’ll have to write a Gmail article at some point – it has lots of great ways of managing your inbox.

      Thank you, Happy Thanksgiving for you too!

      Cheers,
      Timo

  7. Fantastic, useful tips; thank you for sharing this in today’s ever-expanding digital world!
    Tracie

  8. Dear Timo,

    Thanks for your suggestion and it will useful my career growing part of view

    have you any template about mail.

    thanks & regards,
    Hemanth

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