Email is such a super tool! It has changed way we communicate. I can easily stay in touch with people all over 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 ruins experience for all of us.
With that in mind, here are ten ways NOT to use email. Please stay away from these and keep email great communication tool that it is!
1. Do not spam. You've received 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 all way around!
2. Do not flame. Flaming is responding to spam or an email in an angry manner.
For some, privacy of email becomes 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 letting spammer know that your email address is valid and you may receive more email. b. You're giving spammer more reason to spam even more by responding.
Just say no, and hit delete button.
4. Do not respond to flames. People will get angry at something and email everyone in 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 to group.
Well, a bunch of subscribers got angry and started sending their flames out to group, making 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!