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How Not To Embarrass Yourself In An E-mail

Did you experience these things before?

  • Sending an e-mail forgetting to attach the attachment.
  • Accidentally sending a blank e-mail.
  • Accidentally sending a half-baked e-mail because you click the send button accidentally.

Well, I was guilty of them. It was a little embarrassing, especially if you are sending e-mail to your superior. Or if you are applying for a job forgetting to attach your resume. Please see attached file with no attachment. That will give you negative pogi points.

Now, I don’t experience these things anymore. I have learned the right way of writing an e-mail. I just learned this from experience. It should be on this order:

Attachment, Message, Recipient, Send

Attach the file first if you are sending an attachment. Then, compose the message. Then, fill up the recipient fields and click send.

With this, you’ll not miss sending the attachment because that is the first thing you will do. You will not be able to send half-baked e-mail or blank e-mail because while you’re composing, the recipient is still blank. Even if you hit that send button accidentally, it will just fail.

Just as simple as that. Make it a habit. Attachment, message, recipient, send. You’ll never embarrass yourself in an e-mail again.

That’s all.

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.

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