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Questions tagged [email]

Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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On-boarding email asks for soft copy and not scanned copy - isn't that contradictory?

As part of the on-boarding process at the new company that I'm about to join, the email asked for soft copies of certain documents/photographs. One line of instruction that got me confused was this ...
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Numbers in your email address [duplicate]

In case the name.lastname@ of an email is already taken, is it ok to add one or two numbers after your last name? Are people and employers going to notice such a thing? Is it still professional to ...
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Can I refuse to have my photo on my email signature?

Recently, the company I'm currently working for has started to do a re-design on the brand. One of the things to change is the signature in emails. It looks really cool with a photo! But, I don't ...
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Is reasonable right to privacy interpreted solely by policy, or are there limits within UK Law as to what is permitted? [on hold]

We have a Data Protection Officer who is quite senior; and should, on paper, know the intricacies of EU/UK Data Law. However, they often make questionable choices that are challenged by other ...
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Is this email an indication of an unofficial offer?

I received this email from a potential employer yesterday and thought that I was close to an official offer from the company. I replied to the email yesterday and I haven't heard from them yet. Can ...
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Could “Please do it by EOD” considered offensive in the emails?

Without asking for the estimates from the developer, I have assigned some task to a developer and written "Please do it by EOD". The developer felt offended. However, I think it's okay as I am doing ...
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Can I put the link to my personal website in my work email signature?

I have a website that basically functions as a resume/project record where I list my various master degree research projects, personal projects, and work history. Since I use my work email to ...
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What do you think of using emojis in the subject line of a cold call email? [closed]

I’m a recent Electrical Engineering graduate who’s currently looking for a job. I have been sending cold call emails but getting no responses. I’m thinking it is because my email doesn’t have a unique ...
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What can be done if “I” sent a new job application email to my current HR (where I am working) due to typo error?

Detail: My brother was operating my personal email, from there he sent a new job application to the wrong address; I genuinely did not want to apply for the new job, in fact I had just received a ...
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Does repeating name in email address look unprofessional? [duplicate]

I have set up my own domain and kicking off freelance service in my field, I have been considering my email address and I am not sure how to make it professional. Because the domain name contains my ...
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Soliciting donation/pledges from coworkers using work email?

I'm participating in a "Polar Bear Plunge", which is a yearly fundraiser for the Cancer Society where teams and individuals raise money in order to jump into a frozen body of water. I have been ...
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Applying full-time to company I rejected for internship? Do I bring this up?

I am now a senior applying to jobs full time in industry X. Last summer, companies A and B offered me internships. I went with B but realized, in the end, A probably would have been a better fit. So ...
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How do I point out, in a professional manner, that someone in an email chain asking for response from the wrong party?

R&D sent MIS an email, MIS sent a followup email to HR asking for a response. HR responded and asked finance for a response. Everyone is added into the email thread cumulatively. R&D ...
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Should I respond to a “we will be in touch” email following my application?

After sending out an application, I have received an email stating Thank you for your application. We will be in touch within the next X days if we have any positions that suit you. Now I have ...
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Festive Email To Close Colleagues

First off, I've had a good year at work. I've learnt a lot and progressed in my profession which I attribute to the help of certain people I work with. I'm your standard introvert type so my idea was ...
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Schedule Change

I interviewed with a company under the premise that my schedule would be Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. However, they sent out official schedules yesterday and my schedule was set as Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-11pm ...
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Does providing university email benefit resume?

I am in the final year of my degree and starting to look for jobs. I have a university mail and a general all-purpose mail. Does it matter which one I provide in my resume? Will providing the ...
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Should I ask for more details about the second interview round or just wait?

Exactly 1 week ago (Thursday morning) I did an interview with a potential new employer. The director was leading the interview, and apparently the interview went pretty well as the afternoon of the ...
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clarification regarding details of internship

Recently I received a positive reply from the professor regarding summer research internship. How should I go on writing a mail to ask about the stipend and any prerequisite knowledge I should have ...
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Am I coming across as rude in my written (email) communication?

I'm currently searching for a new job. Over the past two weeks, I've had three seperate companies make first contact with me via email, asking me to have an initial talk/interview, and to let them ...
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how to apologize for a mistake in a file

My english is bad and I need to answer in english. I was asking for a quotation and I realized the price was wrong after I sent the mail. How do I apologize? It is correct to say: sorry I corrected ...
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Email etiquette - when to reply/threads and cc'd chains [closed]

I emailed Joe in a different department for help/lots of questions on a new project. Basically "do you have info on this or do you know someone who does"? Joe responded saying "I'm sure Liz can help ...
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How to address someone with a split last name in an email?

How would I address someone with the name, Sasha de Lis, in an email? Affiliation: We've never met. Country: United States Would I address the email as: Dear Ms. de Lis?
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My emails on a company email account that I no longer work for [closed]

To whom do these emails belong and does the company have to grant me the right to have access to them?
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Wrong email subject but with the correct content

I sent an email asking for clarification of a problem, to a university. The university provides a subject format that must be followed by email senders. The format is something like this: [id - name ...
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My company sends honeypot phishing email; should I automatically junk them?

My company sends honeypot phishing emails from within our organization in Microsoft Outlook. e.g. hr@mycompanyname.com , ithelpdesk@mycompanyname.com , etc. I fell to one of these in a lapse of ...
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Replying positively to a business trip request email? [closed]

I just joined my first company a few weeks ago and they now want me to go on a business trip. I'm super excited for the opportunity but am unsure how to respond to the email request as replying with ...
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Phone interviewer never called, no explanation in 3 days

I’m a college Junior who recently went to a career fair to look for summer internships. I talked to the VP of one department and really liked what he was working on. On top of applying and submitting ...
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Email before start

I'll soon be starting at a big consulting firm. The new analysts started mid July but because I am on an H1b visa I'll be starting mid October. A friend, who is working there, told me she heard no ...
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How do I tell another HR manger that I emailed them due to the old HR manager retiring?

Edit: Thank you all for your answers and comments. As a result I have decided per your recommendations not to email the new HR manager, but I will mention this work experience if I am lucky enough ...
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Manager sending emails as go-between… is this standard practice?

I am working in my first full-time position as an engineer at small tech firm. we have only a small amount of people in the office, including several engineers and an office manager with a background ...
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How do I politely refuse scheduling phone calls and redirect to email instead?

At my job I regularly receive calls and emails from people who want to make certain kinds of offers to sell my team some services, which don't interest me 95% of the time, although they could be ...
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E-mail etiquette for retroactively adding people to the conversation

Let's say you get a mass-email from your boss containing some organizational information. You have a question, so you send a reply to your boss (not everyone) asking for clarification. When your boss ...
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How to deal with a colleague who consistently schedules meetings that should be emails? [duplicate]

I've got a great team to work in and I absolutely love my job, but one of my colleagues will continually insist on meetings, even/especially after a 'long' email discussion. They're often <= 30 ...
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How do I stop IT Recruiters from sending SPAM? [closed]

I have received thousands of emails from IT recruiters asking me to hire their clients. I have asked them repeatedly to Cease and Desist and yet they keep up the spamming. One IT firm sent me over ...
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Manager who won't put information in writing: does this happen outside academia? [closed]

For the last 23 years I've been working at a community college in California, and several times I've encountered a certain situation with managers. I'm curious whether this dynamic is one that plays ...
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Does a custom email with top-level domain “.fyi” seem unprofessional? [duplicate]

Some time ago I've invested in my personal custom domain. No desirable variations of my name were available with a .com top-level domain so I went for .fyi instead. I like it - in my optinion its ...
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Is it unprofessional to connect on linkedin with your interviewer after the interview but before any next step is discussed?

I was just interviewed for a new job. We left that I would hear back, as often is the case. Normally, it would be acceptable to follow up with an e-mail thanking the interviewer for his/her time. ...
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How do I choose the correct Japanese honorific usage for emails?

Just recently, in my company we acquired several devices from one of the biggest companies in Japan. We are currently re-implementing part of our systems with such new devices. During the ...
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How to effectively email someone to learn about a company I'm considering applying for?

I found a developer on Stack Overflow whose profile lists his email and says to get in touch. He works for a company that I'm considering applying for, and I want to get a feel for what kinds of ...
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Is it rude for me to ask for a reimbursement for a Government application my employer asked me to complete?

Background: I'm a University student that was hired for a short-term internship at a startup company in Canada. I have yet to start my employment, but the company has sent me an email requesting ...
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Company may not let me tell my coworkers about my resignation

I will soon be resigning from my position at a company I’ve been with for 5 years. In the past, I have seen some (not all) employees who resigned from the company immediately get escorted out the ...
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Email Etiquette: Continuing on Email Chain to Reschedule Missed Meeting

I made a mistake with scheduling for a big meeting. The meeting was scheduled over email as a sort of 2-on-1 where my direct supervisor and I would present an idea to someone much higher up than us. ...
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Company intercepted mail to former employee [closed]

We maintain the email account of a former employee of our CPA firm to insure that client emails directed to our firm through that email are dealt with. We received an email at the former employee’s ...
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Other candidates' address in “recipients” list in a mail [closed]

As a student soon to be graduated, I a looking for my first job. I have been fortunate enough to have a recruitment process with several companies. One of those companies sent me a mail, asking me ...
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I made a claim against my previous employer underpaying me. Now they threaten my career. [UK] [closed]

I handed in my resignation to my old employer on May the 8th. I started my new job on June the 11th. Later in June, I received a letter saying they won't be paying me. I argued it and it's not an ...
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Addressing people in an email without using a title

My question is that sometimes if I am unsure of a person's specific title, is it rude to use Mr. or Ms. if they do indeed have a doctorate? I often try to just address them as Dear John Doe, until I ...
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How to handle disagreements in an email conversation?

Alex wrote an email to Bob which said Bob's incorrect information wasted Alex's time. Bob replied that his information was correct and provided some supporting reasons, thus putting the blame back on ...
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Requesting a person applies to my company by using their current work email?

I have a person in mind who works for another company that I would like to apply for a job with my current employer. This person would be a perfect fit for several reasons, but they are in another ...
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How to politely email your subordinates if some of them tweak the program written by you? [closed]

I'm facing this problem since past few days. I won't say that they are doing it without purpose but they fail to report their changes and the part of code written by me starts malfunctioning. How do I ...