More and more I am annoyed by people around me – Customers and friends alike – who treat email as a multiplayer notepad… Is it really that hard to write “hello” or some other salutation in your email before you start rambling at me?
And what about a signature… It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. But goes a long way in terms of manners.
Today a customer emails me repeatedly without any form of salutation. This is not from a chatroom, this is email. Sent from his gmail account.
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And another; Over the weekend I had a brief exchange with someone who develops WordPress plugins:
He was even too lazy to write his name or any form of salutation.
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2014-05-17 11:41 GMT+03:00 [Name hidden]:
aaa. now I realized it. don’t remember why I wrote it. maybe a user said it. I will remove it
2014-05-17 11:27 GMT+03:00 Arnan de Gans | AJdG Solutions:
So basically your plugin is *not* compatible with AdRotate… Why is it in your readme/FAQ then?
Arnan de Gans
Owner & Developer
Show some manners
Because it’s decent. Because email is not a chatroom or forum. Because it shows you have manners. Because it’s more professional and shows who you are. It’s reasonable to make yourself known, right?
Why email signatures are useful
Because you can put all sorts of useful stuff in there:
- Your name and some form of greeting;
- Your email address;
- Web address;
- Your business name;
- The position in the business you work for
- Physical address;
- A short comment about confidentially.
Even if you don’t use email professionally you can put something nice in there.
Why I care
I like to show who I am, make myself known so the recipient of my email knows who I am. Because it shows a certain level of professionalism and courtesy.
And on the receiving end – I simply like to know who I am talking to. Simple as that.
Is it really that hard to set up a signature in your email client? No it’s not. Takes about 2 minutes and a small thought.
That’s right, you don’t even have to actively insert the signature yourself in every email to be more attentive and professional.
Now you’re just inviting to be deleted without being answered.