A little tip that might facilitate your mail communication
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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Jul 25, 2008

Here's an interesting tip from Lifehacker, about how to facilitate your email communication by signalling that the subject line of the message is, in fact, the whole message: EOM!

http://lifehacker.com/5028808/how-eom-makes-your-email-more-efficient

Of course, it may not go well with those more verbose types, plenty of which can be found here, as we know


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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I'm the verbose type... Jul 25, 2008

Thanks for the hint. It's always good to learn about new ways of doing things.

Unfortunately it will not work in my case, as with my colleagues at the office we have a "post-it" software we use for our job workflow and 80% of my customers actually like to discuss weather, family or pets a little bit every day...


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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Good one Jarek! EOM Jul 25, 2008



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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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EOM - and a bit more Jul 26, 2008

I read the following article last week and really liked the advice. However, you need to agree with the people you exchange mail with to use this system - otherwise, they will not always understand what you are trying to say.

http://blogs.bnet.com/teamwork/?p=305&tag=content;col1

I like the idea of EOM, but in my case, I think it is a tool to learn to write better. The simple exercise of trying to craft a message not exceeding 60 characters forces people to choose words more carefully and to be more clear. I am sure that many people can benefit greatly from training on EOM for a little while. You never know when you will be writing headlines and such - the extra practice will come in handy!

[Edited at 2008-07-26 01:36]


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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Rubbish EOM Jul 26, 2008

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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Takes some skill... Jul 26, 2008

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:
Rubbish EOM


Here we have an example that formulating messages which are short and understandable at the same time indeed takes some skill...


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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It looks TGTBT - but is worth some tries EOM Jul 26, 2008



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NecdetB  Identity Verified
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Re: You lose the job. EOM Jul 26, 2008

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Noni Gilbert
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Similar tactic for limiting need to reply to SMS Jul 26, 2008

I came up with this acronym with a colleague: NNTR.


Yes, that's "No need to reply".

EOM


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
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To unaccustomed persons may look rude. EOM Jul 27, 2008

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Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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I have used nnto for years Jul 27, 2008

No Need To Open

but I only use it with people I knw quite well.

An even more efficient way to optimise email is the chat function on skype and other similar programs -it's just quicker if it's just Q & A-type email.


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
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I'm marrying your best friend. EOM Jul 28, 2008

NNTR

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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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This will probably lead to very loong subject lines. That can be very annoying in email previews EOM Jul 28, 2008

As you can see above. Oh well, so it wasn't EOM after all.
I just prefer short concise subject lines and then a proper message in the message body.


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PAS  Identity Verified
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EOM NNTO Jul 28, 2008

Ahh, but there is the curiosity factor which compels us to open the e-mail anyway.
Otherwise, viruses and spam would have been a thing of the past.

My Outlook is set for message preview in the bottom pane, so I see the whole text of the message (if it's short). That lets me decide if I click on delete or if I read on.

Pawel Skalinski


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