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Check Out These Email Etiquette Tips That Will Get You Through the Work Week

Making our residents’ lives easier and more enjoyable is a primary goal of ours at BayPointe Crossing Apartments in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We hope that these new ideas add convenience to your day-to-day routine!

There’s no doubt about it: email makes our lives easier. With it, communication becomes instantaneous, and we can avoid phone conversations and in-person visits. However, there is a certain etiquette that comes along with the emailing process. If you are not aware of how to email more politely and properly, then you’ll want to take these ideas to heart.

Be Polite.

Since email is associated with speedy communication, it is tempting to be as short and to the point as possible. But in email, this can come across as curt and rude. Especially when composing business correspondence, be sure to retain the proper form of a business letter, including a salutation, clear introduction of the subject matter, and a proper signing off, even if it’s not as formal as “sincerely.” Even your casual acquaintances will appreciate a more proper form.

Be Discreet.

Email is easily sent, and then resent, to any number of recipients. Keep this in mind when you compose your missive. Don’t say anything in an email that you would not allow to be shared with others—chances are it might be! Gossip never belongs in an email, particularly business email.

Know When Email Is Not Appropriate.

Email is a wonderful way to communicate with loved ones. However, there are several instances when sending an email is not appropriate. As a rule of thumb, don’t email anyone with matter that you wouldn’t want to discuss in an email, if the tables were turned. Discussions about finances, relationships, or family matters also warrant a phone call. When in doubt, pick up the phone.

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