Poll 32: Email Annoyances

by EPI Staff on April 1, 2012

What do you like to see the least when you open your inbox?

What are your biggest e-mail pet peeves?

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Please feel free to expand on this poll in the comments section below.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana April 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

I have to confess, my biggest frustration isn’t on the list. It’s “reply-all” responses that really only need to go to the original sender. Those can really clog up an inbox!


Amy VanMeter April 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

My biggest pet peeve is when people don’t use bcc. They send or forward emails with all of the email addresses visible.


Tiffany Nielsen April 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

I’d like to chime in and say that what annoys me most: failure to respond. It’s quick and easy to say “Thank you. I got it and I’ll be beck in touch”. I’m referring to emails that contain important information that a person needs to move forward on a project, etc… not chain letters, sales promotions, etc…


LJL April 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

My biggest peeve is when people misspell “grammar” by spelling “grammer.” ;=)


Olo April 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I hope that misspelling “grammer” was on purpose, otherwise, you should verify twice before posting your articles.


epi April 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

@LJL @Olo It was an intentional “grammer” mistake.


Your Style Matters April 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I would add something else that is a pet peeve of mine. When I receive forwarded emails, I don’t want to have to scroll down dozens of emails from around the world just to get to the message. It’s good manners to delete the emails of others so they aren’t targets of spammers or hackers and send the message via “blind cc”. This protects our privacy.


Ginnette Powell April 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

All caps, bold, highlight and being rude by not saying please and thank you.


Ruth April 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I abhor “return receipts.”


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