Originally Posted by Saturdays
I love the Google Labs "Undo" option in GMail, it saves me many times. I usually re-read, sometimes forget to, hit undo and re-read and then send.
For the most part its a good thing to re-read 3-4 times. You can never be too careful.
What's the time limit for undoing an email? I've heard that sometimes it doesn't work.
Originally Posted by celery
I'm not big on making mistakes. I also follow the rule of "never email while angry."
+1 also never email/txt/FB while you're drunk. Sometimes I get the urge to msg some old girlfriends.
Originally Posted by Fang66
Compose in a word proccessing app, it's easier to read and edit, then copy and paste to the email app.
duh. why didn't I think of this?
Originally Posted by globetrotter
not to be all big dick - but at this point in my life I re-read my emails about 1/5 as many times as I used to. when I was younger (including the pre-email days) writing a letter for fax could be an affiar of a few hours, and I always re-read everything 3-5 times. now, I pretty much look over it, unless it is a very important email, and then I will spell check it and send it to my assistant to proof just in case for grammer and spelling I might miss. but I can afford to make the occasional mistakes now, I couldn't then. I strongly suggest continuing to re-read until you are very comfortable with your ability to write business material. if I am sending something to be printed - I'll have two people proof it, though.
that's what I'm doing boss. especially since my job duties are new and I'm not really familiar with all the paperwork. I've read it and know what I need but I still lack some of the "on the job skillz".
Originally Posted by imageWIS
Secretly record meetings, a-la Nixon.
illegal to audio record other people without their consent?
Originally Posted by Ty_Webb
I once sent an email to a client without getting someone to proof read it first. I signed off with:
Or at least, that's what I meant to say. Unfortunately when I went for the "g" in regards, I missed and hit "t" by mistake. Spell check didn't pick it up. Oops. Destroyed my day. Ever since then I've been quite careful about reading through emails before I send them. I'd never read one five times though unless I was rewriting because I didn't like how I'd worded something.
1) never email while angry/drunk
2) use word to type up emails
3) have someone proof read email
4) have a cool signature
5) keep sexy emailz off company server lol