Written by Dennis Mahagin

There's no question about it: E Mail has arrived. According to a research group studying technology trends, byrepparttar year 2005, one third of all electronic billing will be carried out via e mail routes; and devices likerepparttar 109712 "Blackberry" (a palm-sized, mobile wireless device designed exclusively for sending and retrieving e mail) will no doubt inevitably be scaled down to micro-size and incorporated into household appliances and/or items of clothing-- so that sometime inrepparttar 109713 not-distant future you will be checking your Inbox from under a band-aid-sized fanny pack velcro snap, shoe sole, orrepparttar 109714 brim of your favorite baseball cap. There are even companies who will now pay you $$ to read, and send, E Mails!

The E Mail now stands poised to replacerepparttar 109715 "cold call" as one ofrepparttar 109716 most widely applicable and effective business tools ofrepparttar 109717 21st century. Herein liesrepparttar 109718 caveat: Technology such as this forces upon us a new communication style, summed up below forrepparttar 109719 purpose of keeping your vital business e mail communications from being mouse-pulled torepparttar 109720 nearest Trash icon by a deluged and easily-distracted reader. Think ofrepparttar 109721 acronym, T.I.T.E.-- for tight writing-- to burn these basic principles into your brainpan database.

Some Ballpark rules to ponder:

GET PERSONAL -- Engage back-up e mail accounts for sent-and-received messages ofrepparttar 109722 FFA (Free For All) Links and Autoresponder variety, freeing up your main mailbox for "quality time" correspondence, wherein you'll generaterepparttar 109723 bulk of your bona fide, "personal" contacts, two or three of which will be worth way more, overrepparttar 109724 long haul, than a hundred anonymous, automated hits that are divorced from your direct influence and mean very little outside a multi-level-marketing (MLM) context, which of course has its place but is handled by robots and, by default ! , is outsiderepparttar 109725 scope of this discussion. Which leads us right into:

BAD FORM -- If your message, sent by human - to human, reeks even remotely of a form letter, odds are it will be discarded, half-read or ignored completely, unless you're giving away autographed copies of Elvis Presley's last prescription refill ! Use templates and macros to easerepparttar 109726 process of multiple mailings, but try as best you can to "personalize" each message, (especially as concernsrepparttar 109727 Title and Body ofrepparttar 109728 e mail) and those few minutes of extra work will pay off huge dividends. Nothing turns a reader off more thanrepparttar 109729 stale tone and "voicemail-menu-cold" qualities of a form letter.

USE WHITE SPACE -- Break up your message with liberal usage ofrepparttar 109730 spacebar, both horizontally and vertically, i.e.-- between sentences like this; and between paragraphs

like this. It's just easier on overworked eyes period . Now forrepparttar 109731 main course of study :

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Ten Ways Not To Use Email

Written by Craig Hardee

Email is such a super tool! It has changedrepparttar way we communicate. I can easily stay in touch with people all overrepparttar 109711 world instantly by email, where a letter would take a long time and a phone call would be too expensive.

Sadly, this great tool can be abused. This ruinsrepparttar 109712 experience for all of us.

With that in mind, here are ten ways NOT to use email. Please stay away from these and keep emailrepparttar 109713 great communication tool that it is!

1. Do not spam. You've receivedrepparttar 109714 email offers that read, "Millions of email addresses" for a cheap price. It sounds good. But don't do it. Those people didn't give you permission to send emails to them. Do not spam.

Instead, build up a list of people who have given you permission to email them. You'll be better allrepparttar 109715 way around!

2. Do not flame. Flaming is responding to spam or an email in an angry manner.

For some,repparttar 109716 privacy of email becomesrepparttar 109717 opportunity to be much more rude than they would in person.

Don't stoop to such levels! If you have a problem with someone, discuss it with them in a calm, civilized manner, whether in person or through cyberspace.

3. Do not respond to spam. If you respond to spam, you are doing two things: a. You're lettingrepparttar 109718 spammer know that your email address is valid and you may receive more email. b. You're givingrepparttar 109719 spammer more reason to spam even more by responding.

Just say no, and hitrepparttar 109720 delete button.

4. Do not respond to flames. People will get angry at something and email everyone inrepparttar 109721 world to let them know how they feel.

I remember one time when a hacker hacked into a list that I was subscribed to, and sent a bunch of messages torepparttar 109722 group.

Well, a bunch ofrepparttar 109723 subscribers got angry and started sending their flames out torepparttar 109724 group, makingrepparttar 109725 problem that much worse. All of us ended up with hundreds of unwanted and duplicate emails.

You've got better things to do than that!

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