Ross McCammon has a wonderful piece on the Entrepreneur site about how to send better email, and I recommend that you read the entire article. (You may never write another email without thinking of Robert De Niro.)
In a list at the end, McCammon includes this advice:
“Not only should you assume that every e-mail you send will get forwarded to someone else, you should assume that every e-mail you send will someday be read aloud in a court of law. Discretion.”
That’s certainly more powerful than the advice not to write anything that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of a newspaper. Email can be used as evidence in court, and if you keep that in mind you will type more carefully.
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