How can you abuse e-mail? Let me count the ways.
Sending jokes, copying everyone in the known universe, playing e-mail tag, and e-mailing rather than calling are just a few.
The following are the main reasons to send an e-mail:
1.Sending documents and files.
Probably the greatest benefit of e-mail is being able to send a file or document instantly to someone. It’s the Post Office without the attitude, lines, cost, and wait. Have you ever heard of a computer “going postal”?
2.Efficiently sending information to a large number of people.
Obviously, e-mail allows you to notify a large group of people very efficiently. However when you hit the Reply to All or “Button of Doom,” as I call it, you are treading on dangerous ground. It gives new meaning to the terms “information overload,” “CYA,” and “information bytes” (it sure does). Strings of seemingly never-ending e-mails continually circulate throughout a company’s network, many never to be answered.
Sometimes it is better to let your fingers do the walking—to your phone.
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