In a recent post we discussed some of the top bad habits used with email. There are a few more that deserve to be mentioned that can cause trouble and are equally as annoying.
Carbon copying too many people into emails can also be frustrating. This can apply to text messaging as well. My family is quite large and often has group text messages and email threads with up to 20 people. This can cause constant and unwanted phone notifications with message threads that run on for hours. I love them but not that much. The same thing can be said for hitting reply-all when your message isn’t intended for all of the recipients. For listservs and group emails this can be important to remember, especially if the information is confidential or sensitive. This is also important when forwarding email threads. If an email thread is being forwarded, it’s important that sensitive information isn’t deeply buried in the thread and that the pertinent information is easily accessible.