It is best to not respond at all, but to forward to IS security. This could be a phishing email, and you do not want to confirm that this is an active email.
Many CRIMINAL hackers will do phishing sweeps like this in order to confirm the formatting of corporate emails, then start targeting executives. The purposes can be as innocuous as poaching ...
I'm assuming your company email is:
Or something along those lines... The exact format will be easy enough to find on the company website and then all someone needs to do is swap out the beginning for the name of whoever they want to contact from that company.
You may think this is a lot of effort, but it's pretty easy and ...
Isn't considered impolite and unprofessional not to answer emails
Wouldn't have been more professional to just answer with a quick "I'm sorry. I'm busy now. Contact me in a couple of days." or something like that?
Yes, but the costs of mild unprofessionalism are extremely low to the individual, especially when the person they are corresponding with is ...
This needs a little more clarity. What kind of email and who are you sending to?
If the email's are send to someone withing in you organization (internal) and are related to something you need from the recipient then then of course you expect a response. Send a second request (maybe cc their supervisor) or even pick up the phone and call.
Now for those "...
You should ask for status update in such a way that it shouldn't sound impolite to the receiving person irrespective of whether they are a fellow employee, manager or client.
This is how I usually deal with it.
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