Questions tagged [email]
Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.
How to politely tell someone they did not hit "reply to all" in an email?
It happens sometimes that somebody (likely) meant to reply all in an email chain, but (likely) accidentally just replied to the last person that sent the email. What is a polite way to inform them of ...
In a unionized workplace, what does an effective method of conducting union discussions look like these days?
Back in the 1950's, when my grandfather was in his heyday as a labor organizer, the meeting at the union hall was a big thing. If there was going to be two-way communication between the leadership and ...
Should I send a "thank you" message to someone who forwarded it to a colleague?
I would need some advice about the customs of answering with a "thank you" message to someone who forwarded my mail to a colleague. To give you more context, I was contacting this person for the ...
What is a polite way to ask for a status update
For years, I have used the following technique to ask for a status update for requests I have made. If I have not received a response after at least 48 hours and normally more, I sent the following ...
Abbreviation for bachelor's degree with minor
When describing the degree one has obtained or is pursuing (for example in an email signature), is there a way to include information about a minor in a cleanly abbreviated manner? For example, ...
Is it OK to contact a company asking for the closing date of a position?
Main Question I am looking at a job opening that has been open for a number of weeks. There is no closing date listed on any of this company's job listings. Is it OK to contact such a company and ask ...
Going away email
Tomorrow I will be completing my last day at my current organization (I had placed a two week notice). I am writing a "good bye" email to send to some friends and mentors that I've made over the time ...
Should I use my personal e-mail address, or my workplace one, when registering to external websites for work purposes?
I need to register at, for example, oracle.com and docker.com to download some (free) stuff, etc. These accounts would be used only for the job I do at my company. My company doesn't have any ...
How to write an email to inform the overseas colleagues that I return to work after the surgery?
Today I am back to work after having heavy surgery and a month of sick leave. I used to work with overseas colleagues and I'd like to inform them that I've come back to work. What is the best way to ...
Is it legal for company to use my work email to pretend I still work there? [duplicate]
I recently quit my job due to the toxic work environment. My job involved email communication with our clients, and my boss has asked my coworkers to use my email to pretend to be me and talk to our ...
Should I write follow up email to HR [duplicate]
I interview 2 rounds in one company. Both rounds were awesome. After the interview I didn't hear from HR then I called her after 3 to 4 day. HR said she will inform me within 2 days but again, I didn'...
If I'm in IT, how do I get "gritty" about keeping my Outlook inbox clean? [closed]
When I initially began at my new job, I started making Rules to put "categories" (also know as tags) and "folders", but I was told by a senior member of the team that if I put things in folders, it's ...
Is it professional to write unrelated content in an almost-empty email?
I am employed in a consultancy company and I work at the client workplace. Monthly, I have a client employee sign a timesheet to certify the number of hours I have actually worked. I then scan the ...
Did I make a mistake by ccing email to boss to others?
I am a new (3 months) software developer in a smallish software company (10 people). I've been given a new project which has complex and poorly documented requirements, and I've been asked to speak to ...
Why are my senior co-workers ignoring my reply on email chain? [closed]
Here is my issue. I'm on an email chain with a few higher ups. Yes, I understand I'm the grunt that does all the real work while the leader, "look at the bigger picture." But while they're busy ...
Professional language: Is "she" still the cat's mother? [closed]
I grew up in Yorkshire with the saying "She is the cat's mother", implying it is rude to use the feminine pronoun "she" in the third person. A rebuke especially directed towards children for having ...
What to write in mail having resume [closed]
What should I write in an email when sending a resume to someone who has given me an email address and asked me to share my resume. Extra question(trivial): Should I attach my resume as a PDF or DOC ...
How to write good mail to HR if I forgot to bring swipe card [closed]
I forgot to bring swipe card while coming to office. So I want to write mail to my HR but not getting proper words or good sentence to write mail. As of now I have written Hi Maam, Today I forgot ...
No response to job application. When should I give up?
I suspect I already know the answer to this question, but I feel the need to ask anyway, to get some sort of closure. I applied to a job that I was very excited about a few weeks ago. Two weeks later ...
How to deal with an incendiary email that was recalled
I recently received a critical email from someone who works at a company I deal with. It made a number of broad and inaccurate criticisms of some work I'd done. Copying in several managers for good ...
Are one-line email responses considered disrespectful? [closed]
I keep on receiving emails that are more like a text message rather than emails and I find this disrespectful as I am always taking some extra time to write my emails in a professional form and manner....
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Is reasonable right to privacy interpreted solely by policy, or are there limits within UK Law as to what is permitted? [closed]
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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?
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 ...
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. firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , etc. I fell to one of these in a lapse of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...