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Replying to All

If it’s good to reply, isn’t it better to reply to all? No, it’s not.  You should use the “Reply to All” function only if everyone on the original address list needs to know.  With everyone buried in e-mail on a daily basis, no one appreciates receiving unnecessary messages.

How many times have you been part of a group that received notice of a meeting or event via e-mail asking you to reply if you can attend?  The next thing you know, you are receiving messages from everyone on the list.  You are afraid not to read all those e-mails in case they contain some important information that involves you.  99% of the time they don’t.

Stop and think before you reply to all.  In most cases, only the sender needs to know.

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Lydia Ramsey

Lydia Ramsey is a leading business etiquette and modern manners expert who offers seminars, keynote speeches, webinars and individual coaching. She works with corporations, associations, colleges and universities as well as individuals.

2 thoughts on “Replying to All

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  • Lydia Ramsey

    Thank you for your kind comment. Come back again soon.

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