Posted by Dilbert on July 11, 2001 at 10:12:07:
In Reply to: Mastering Your E-Mail posted by Techless on July 10, 2001 at 20:01:01:
1 : Turn on every possible notification of email, visual or audiable. You need to know when someone has dumped you in it asap. Aside from that its a useful break from whatever drudgery your currently engaged in.
2 : Be as verbose as you can with your emails. Emails are like any document, the more you write the less chance of anyone bothering to read it and thereby realise that you haven't a clue what you are on about.
3 : Never delete emails. They may contain the proof that the project which has recently failed so miserably was not your idea.
4 : Never use autoreply. If people know your not at your desk they may resort to ringing you on your mobile and forcing you to leave the golf course and come back to work.
5 : Use your work email for every type of email drivel possible. They're email servers are invariable better than standard web services, with better bandwidth and performance.
6 : The beauty of email is you can hide behind email impersonal nature in order to make sarcastic remarks about people.