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Questions tagged [email]

Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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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 ...
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What is the best professional email address for my own portfolio domain? [duplicate]

Ok I am a full-stack developer I do freelancer projects. I have a portfolio site and my domain has my own name ex: "myname.com". so what do you think a best professional email address would be. so ...
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How can I ask my boss for time off at the last-minute?

I'm 21 and I've been working for a wine importer for about 2 and a half years. I graduated from university in June and am planning on continuing to work at my current job through the end of the summer ...
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What is the rationale for not specifying the job title, only the business unit in the signature? [closed]

During the last month I have noticed that virtually most of company employees are not specifying the job title within their signatures. A typical signature would look like the following: Thanks ...
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Forgot to mention subject in my letter, what should I do? [closed]

I forgot to specify subject for my letter. I already apply macros for my Outlook so I will not do this again. Is there something I should do for this sent email?
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Recruiter keeps calling me - how can I keep the communication by email

I am in touch with an external/third party recruiter. He mentioned few interesting positions, so I'd like to stay in touch with him but I'd rather keep our interactions to emails. I'm annoyed by his ...
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How can I make a lazy/busy person respond to my email? [duplicate]

Imagine I sent an email with a question to a person working in the UK in an organisation with relaxed work standards. Technically it is his responsibility to reply but in reality I cannot complain to ...
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What is the threshold between deciding to send an email or schedule a meeting? [closed]

I would like to ask a colleague for some advice on a project, but I am unsure as to whether an email would suffice or if I should schedule a meeting. What things should I consider when making this ...
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Angry email from customer insisting he didn't get a refund [closed]

I run a time management app with a monthly subscription model that gives users the freedom to cancel whenever they feel like so. Normally if a customer cancels at the beginning of the month after they ...
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Response to a bugfix suggestion said to just report bugs (not suggest solutions). Is this typical? [closed]

I'm a new employee at a software company, and saw an email sent to an coworker from a system owner, but with the whole dev team CC'd, and it got me a bit worried about the environment. I'm recently ...
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Is it typical in small companies to BCC the CEO on all external mails? [closed]

I work for a small company (less than 10 employees) in the Software Engineering field in Sri Lanka. We have a policy that all our outgoing Emails must be BCC'ed to ceo_bcc@example.com. I feel like ...
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How do I politely but insistingly tell colleagues not to respond inline, in emails?

Whether or not to reply inline in emails, is something to disagree on. When I write an email, I aim at producing a text with a beginning and an end, complete with greetings and other politeness forms....
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How do I know if my boss is angry with me?

I just start working on a company as an internship developer. Due to these weeks are my final exam week so I only can go to work 2 days per week. I already worked on Monday and Tuesday this week and I ...
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Politely warn boss that we don't have any more forms available

We currently have an issue that needs to be informed to my boss in a polite and professional way. The situation is that we don't have any more delivery order forms at the counter, and we are unable ...
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How to reply to an angry email for a problem the sender caused

My company has large departments, each with a lot of small sections made up of one supervisor and 5-10 employees. Our supervisors aren't all that powerful (for example they can't fire people but they ...