Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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Should I create a new e-mail if my current one contains an online nickname? [duplicate]

I use a nickname that makes me identifiable anywhere on the internet. As neither Stack Overflow, nor most of the SE sites are related to my "internet persona", I decided not to register with that name ...
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How to send a reminder message to schedule meeting | Linkedin

I am setting up an informational interview with a director of a firm. I approached the person to which they replied that they were happy to read my message and would like to offer me time and asked me ...
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How can ask professional for forwarding my e-mail to person who is responsible for purchases? [closed]

I try to expand my distribution network. I have big database with potential companies. For some of them I know who is responsible for purchases but for most of them I have just e-mail of sales ...
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Are employers allowed to access/search through one's personal email outside work hours?

Recently I have been noticing some weird activity on my workstation (which is password protected) such as Browser Data (History, Saved Passwords, Ignored Prompt Options, Plugin Data, Browser Session ...
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Verbal Job Offer and Training Date But No Email

I went to an interview, and received a job offer later that day over the phone. She told me the amount I'd be paid, the department I'd be in and the day to come in for training. I was told I would ...
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Should I send a second follow-up email to schedule an interview?

10 days ago, I received an e-mail on a Friday from a potential employer offering me a Skype interview for a position I applied for. They said directly, "I'd like to speak with you this coming week," ...
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How to write an email to ask my subordinates to attend meetings

My subordinates have not been attending monthly meetings for the past few months. How do I write an email to nudge/drive them to attend meetings?
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How to respond to an apology email from boss?

I have received an apology email from my CEO for springing last minute, poorly managed company duties one late Friday afternoon which resulted me to work back and deal with an urgent matter that ...
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How to obtain faster responses from remote coworkers?

I am the sole developer on a 6 year old project involving multiple platforms. I have taken over maintaining this project and adding new features. In attempting to accomplish certain tasks, such as ...
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Persistent technical communication issues over the phone, how should I handle it?

I'm job hunting and there's this company (in the states, if that matters) that wants to interview me and for a while we haven't been able to communicate because my cellphone isn't working and they ...
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Hiring an Email Marketing Manager [closed]

I am trying to hire an email marketing manager to execute marketing campaigns. Does anyone have any experience in hiring someone like this? Having little luck on the major job posting boards finding ...
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Should I include a condolences message in a work related email?

I regularly exchange emails with two remote contractors who are from Indonesia. I will need to send a work related email later today or tomorrow. Should I mention anything about the recent terrorist ...
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I sent the wrong resume? [closed]

I sent a resume to Google but I forgot to change the company name from my previous application in the objective. I want to send the correct resume but I have no idea where to send it ? The email ...
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Should I send a thank-you email for answers received?

This is not always a workplace scenario but if I ask someone a question by mail and they reply with an answer, should I reply with a thanks or not? I am always thinking maybe they will think I am ...
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How to ask my manager for more information about a new project

My manager has asked me if i am willing to work in a new project which starts shortly but he hasn't given me any information about the project except for the project name.He has also asked me if i'm ...
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Is it rude to ask when a position will be available again?

I recently applied for a job online. I followed-up with the HR coordinator who then responded by telling me I'd be contacted by one of the supervisors for the department I applied for. Later, the HR ...
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How to write a email to HOD of the company seeking support [closed]

Help me with quotes and lines for sending a official mail to all the department heads of my company, seeking a good support from their end. I joined in a new company so everyone should know about ...
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Need help with writing Professional Emails to clients? [closed]

I have joined a software development company as a software engineer trainee/intern. I am learning the development processes of the project for which i have been hired. I work in the offshore team for ...
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Job offer negotation: trying to communicate over email, but employer keeps calling on the phone

I interviewed with a company for an engineering position and I got to know that they will be extending an offer. Since then, the exchanges between me and HR have been frustrating: First they called ...
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Simultaneously Introduce Yourself and Light a Fire in Email to Supplier [closed]

I just took over management of our software product releases. Now I am tasked with sending an email to a supplier of ours to try and light a fire under them for some updated documentation. But they ...
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email etiquette from boss - capitalization [closed]

Maybe times have changed or the new norm is to not capitalize anything in a sentence, but ... I have 2 superiors: one takes the time to say hello, ask/please/thank you in their email when ...
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How do I respond to an email that I have delayed answering?

I'm undertaking an engineering project, and coincidentally met an expert in the field at a school talk. After talking briefly, he took down my email and offered to help with a section on analysis. He ...
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Junior/mid-level asking for senior role salary? [duplicate]

I found a position advertised via a meetup mailing list and I applied on Monday, had an interview on Tuesday, got an email on Wednesday saying they are interested in making an offer and asked for ...
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Should I end my emails with “Thanks”, or leave it be? [closed]

I have a habit of ending all my emails like so : Thanks, Adel But the default setting is that every email automatically says "Regards," at the bottom. Is the "Thanks" unnecessary in that case? Or ...
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Responding to tentative internship offer over email [closed]

I'm a undergrad, and I had an interview with an institute within my university. I received this email from my interviewer about a week after the interview itself: "Hi [name], I would like to ...
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Bragging about your skills in an email for getting a job interview

I'm replying to an email from an employer that tries to set a time with me for an interview and also asks me more questions about my skills and experiences. Besides writing an honest list of my ...
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How to remind a manager to reply back on a prospective job opening that he said he will get back by the end of the week [duplicate]

I got promise of a deadline in email saying " I will get back to you by the end of the week" from a manager from a different group in the same company for a job opening in his team. Today is that end ...
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Internal Company Spam Guidelines [closed]

Background As a business we have a good spam filter which protects against 99% of externally originated spam emails and quarantines them. Recently however we have been receiving lots of spam from ...
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How to inform your would-be new employer in a proper business email that you have posted resignation from the current(would-be past) company?

This may be unusual, but this thing just clicked in my mind. What should someone write in an email to inform their (would-be) new employer that they have posted their resignation from the current(soon ...
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My manager hasn't responded to my leave request - how should I follow up?

I have sent an email for my vacation to my Onsite Manager. Its been a week and he is yet to reply. My leave date is quickly approaching and I need to remind him about this. The issue is that I have ...
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Picking a professional username for a custom domain email [duplicate]

I have my own domain JohnSmith.com what should I call my username for my email? me@johnsmith.com john@johnsmith.com smith@johnsmith.com This email will be used for resumes, so trying to make it ...
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How should I respond to an email if I can't go for any of the meetings? [closed]

I just received an email which shows us a list of dates we can attend for a meeting. However, I am busy on all 3 days. How should I respond to my boss? I would expect that I can just send: Sorry ...
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How legal is for a company to reuse a former employee's email account? [closed]

I left my job for another job. My company that I had worked for decided, that they were going to reuse my email address. The email has my name, for example matt@company.com. It was used already for ...
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how to write in a reasonable way asking about pending salary to boss? [closed]

I wonder if anyone can provide a much decent and appropriate way to ask about the salary from boss which is pending from over a week now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Is it a good idea to send an apology email to a former employer about unprofessional behavior? [duplicate]

Long story short (remember that since that's not the point this is a summary that lacks an explanation for my reasons or detail on what happened, so please go easy on me), I left sick for a while ...
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How to respond when a customer doesn't read your email?

I was recently in a situation where I was responding to a customer inquiry about the availability of a certain action in our API that is present in our desktop application. Their question was not ...
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Should out of office email auto responses be put in place before you're actually out of office?

While I try my best to make sure that anyone who I may be working with knows I will be out of office anytime I'm out for 8+ hours, I realize that that is a very easily forgotten fact. I've been toying ...
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As a consultant who can either work remotely or on site, is it Ok for me express a preference? [closed]

I am working as a consultant at the moment. And the client has decided that I'll be traveling to their site 50% of the time (in a 2-weeks here, 2-weeks there format). However, at the moment I'm ...
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Is it appropriate to insert inline hyperlinks to referenced documents in email?

Often times I find I'll be writing an email with a question or comment pulled from several online references (Rally user stories, Governance docs, sharepoint files). As such, while I will summarize ...
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Thank You email for recruitment

They told the HR manager will send me the job details and application forms. I was interviewed by the Project Manager and I didn't meet the HR manager. The thing is I was told to join on Friday for ...
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Is an “iCloud” email address professional enough? [duplicate]

I have never really used my personal email address publicly and it dates back to 15 year old me being edgy, so this is not really an option. On occasions when I needed "formal" communication (e.g. ...
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How to reply an employer that I am still in the market looking for job?

I recently applied for a position.The employer mailed me saying that its for more experienced person and "If you are still in the market for new employment with a young, growing commercial IT business ...
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How appropriate is it to forward interview requests mistakenly sent to me to the right person?

I just received an email from an HR recruiter requesting a phone interview followup for a job application. However I did not apply for the job. The company is reputable and the recruiter has a valid ...
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Is there an etiquette for who goes in “CC” and who goes in “To” for emails?

I've noticed some of my colleagues seem to deliberately split up email recipients — some are in the "To" field and some are in the "CC" field. Is this a social cue whereby those CC'd aren't ...
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How can i politely ask a superior to follow up on an email i sent a day earlier? [duplicate]

I sent an email to a senior developer to ask him to make a change to a web service that i require to continue on with my work. He is the only one in the office that has the skills to do what i ...
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Should I change my teenage username for a new one? [closed]

Since I was about 12, I am using an username, with this username I signed up in a lot of pages, posting about everything, except politics, porn, racism, etc. I got some designs saved with this ...
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Should I reply to urgent emails if I am not fit for work?

Background: I am on sick leave because of my manager: mental issues, specific problem discussed with MD and HR. I am trying to stay away from work-related emails. Meanwhile, I am sick and all my ...
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Should I answer bulk recruiting emails?

I recently completed my bachelor and in a few days I am going to start my master degree. I received an email from a company saying they were interested in my profile, but it is clear that they are ...
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How to deal with pornography in the workplace?

I work in IT and whilst configuring emails for an employee I found several memes/joke emails containing pornography which have been circling between employees. What is a good way to handle this? ...
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How to deal with a lying customer?

I'm a freelancer and deal mostly with web, a client of mine has hired me to deal with a monthly newsletter: improve the deliverability and the message itself, I signed up for a popular online service ...