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Old 01-11-13, 01:30 PM
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Do your coworkers ever write an entire e-mail in the subject line of the message?

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Old 01-11-13, 01:31 PM
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Usually with an [eom] at the end, yes.
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Yes.
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Old 01-11-13, 01:35 PM
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I don't think so, because if they have a long message I think they would run out of s

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It bugs the **** out of me. I like typing my reply at the end of their subject line. Really confuses them.
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Old 01-11-13, 01:50 PM
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It's never happened to me. Like the other guy said, eventually you begin to run out o

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Old 01-11-13, 02:24 PM
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My only peeve is screenshots as bitmaps. Then reply-to-all hell.

Ok. That's two email peeves.

A picture should be worth a thousand words, not 7mb.
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Be glad you get even bitmaps. Half of our secretaries take a screenshot, print it out and send it via interoffice mail.
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Old 01-11-13, 03:04 PM
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BTW, with Microsoft Outlook / Exchange 2010, the limit on subject lines appears to be 255 characters. You can type a pretty good message in 255 characters. Just ask twitter users.
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Yes. I also have coworkers who never put anything into the subject, apparently on the theory that will compel me to look at the body of the message because I'm dying to find out what they want to tell me.

It doesn't work.
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Old 01-11-13, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
Yes. I also have coworkers who never put anything into the subject, apparently on the theory that will compel me to look at the body of the message because I'm dying to find out what they want to tell me.

It doesn't work.
I remember working with someone who had his default set to mark every single message he sent as urgent. Of course it meant he had no way of indicating which of his messages really were urgent, so I just set up an email rule to mark all incoming messages from him as not urgent.
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Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
Yes. I also have coworkers who never put anything into the subject, apparently on the theory that will compel me to look at the body of the message because I'm dying to find out what they want to tell me.

It doesn't work.
I always delete those as spam.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
My only peeve is screenshots as bitmaps. Then reply-to-all hell.

Ok. That's two email peeves.

A picture should be worth a thousand words, not 7mb.
If I get an strange error message on my computer, I take a screen shot of it and send it to our support center.
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If I get an strange error message on my computer, I take a screen shot of it and send it to our support center.
For the love of all that is good and holy, save it as a JPEG, would you?
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No, for the most part most of us write concise and to the point stuff like Student: XXXX, transcript error - stuff like that.

But there are some who write fluffy stuff that has little to do with the meat of the email - I tend not to dive into those emails as I have way too much to do rather than decipher that. Love contacting them asking them where the information is that I needed and they respond back - oh I sent that to you last week - so they resend it and sure enough it was that stupid email.

Even better are people who send an email with a subject (and I toss it into a file of stuff that I am gathering and don't read it as I don't need it yet) - and in the body of the email - they go on and on about several other different topics and questions. ugh.
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I once worked for a guy who sent me an email providing lots of detail about a specific piece of work on my schedule. Then at the end of the mail was a "oh, by the way" remark that was critical and needed urgent attention. He sent it to me while I was on a three week vacation so when I got back his mail was one of several hundred (literally) that arrived during my absence.

Not surprisingly I overlooked the significance of the "by the way" remark in my quest to sort my emails, and he never did realise that sending it as a different email that was clearly marked "Urgent" might have helped.
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I do it all the time... why is that wrong????

for instance I just sent a email to my partner which contained only the subject line "You missed the meeting; no biggie"
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
I always delete those as spam.
me too! I have told my staff - no heading no reading...
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depends,
i like sending short emails.

because my emails usually can be covered in a few words.

yes ma'am, no ma'am the such. my mail's are a reply more often than not.

the joys of tech support.
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Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
I do it all the time... why is that wrong????

for instance I just sent a email to my partner which contained only the subject line "You missed the meeting; no biggie"
That's okay.

Here's one I got this morning:

"Denver office litigation department printer 28.143 is frozen. I haven't been able to get it to print. Been like this all day. Call me at your earliest convenience. x8123"

That is not acceptable. First of all, I still have to open the e-mail to read the entire subject as it does not fit in the subject column of my e-mail pane.

Second of all, your subject is best if it is concise. A simple "Problem with printer 28.143" would have sufficed. Even, "Denver office litigation printer 28.143 problems" would have worked. A quick glimpse at the subject should be enough to understand what the body of the message will be about.

"You missed the meeting; no biggie." is fine. It is short, to the point. The fact that it conveys your entire message is pure convenience.

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Originally Posted by contango View Post
I remember working with someone who had his default set to mark every single message he sent as urgent. Of course it meant he had no way of indicating which of his messages really were urgent, so I just set up an email rule to mark all incoming messages from him as not urgent.
I have a rule that just removes the urgent from all incoming e-mail. I'll determine what is urgent, thank you.
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Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
BTW, with Microsoft Outlook / Exchange 2010, the limit on subject lines appears to be 255 characters. You can type a pretty good message in 255 characters. Just ask twitter users.
Good message??? Gee just look at twitter for an example.
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No, but I have seen people using Excel as a word processor.

Worse are the maroons that give their documents with >256 character names that make it hell for me when I need to move their files store. I suspect Backup Exec does not care for them either.

Sample:

"This documents the efforts I have made trying to new wheelchairs in the 3rd floor orthopedic clinic and how Doctor Kalidispopsis says that we really dont need them but I says we do because we have to keep calling the volunteer service to bring up wheelchairs from the lobby but they sometimes take too long and I have to run down there and get them myself and that takes me away from my desk and patients wonder where I am and have to wait for me to return and sometimes they are angry because they had to wait while I was getting the wheelchair (1).doc"
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Originally Posted by contango View Post
I remember working with someone who had his default set to mark every single message he sent as urgent. Of course it meant he had no way of indicating which of his messages really were urgent, so I just set up an email rule to mark all incoming messages from him as not urgent.
We have a guy that does the same. Hilarious. I mean seriously - what is going on in the head of someone who thinks everything they produce is urgent? In this case someone told me it has to do with his Dutch ancestry.
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Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
I have a rule that just removes the urgent from all incoming e-mail. I'll determine what is urgent, thank you.
How do you do that?
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