Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Did You Get My Email?

How many times (show of hands please) have we sent someone an email or been told that they sent us an email only to find out it never came?

I wonder where all of those thousands (millions?) of emails end up when they aren't delivered properly.

It turns out that spelling is crucial – any mistake is a big deal. Same with punctuation. Ever type a comma for a period? Guilty.

Then there’s the “dot-com,” “dot-org,” “dot-us” thing.

Whenever you send an email that really counts, you might want to check on it’s delivery. Oh, those “receipt for delivery” options are quite undependable. I don’t ever use them anymore or respond to them. They aren’t always delivered in a timely manner (or at all) and you need to send the receipt when you open the email – before you ever read it. Thus, it’s no guarantee that it was ever read, only opened.

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