Emails have now become the preferred mode of communication for personal and business needs. It is imperative to learn a few tips to polish them and give them a professional make over. The tips given here will make your business emails clear, polite and friendly. Looking at the emails from the standpoint of the recipient will enable you to view it critically. Would you like to receive these emails, is what you need to ask yourself.
Start with your name. The “from” field should display your name along with your email address. Very often, people have it set in a way that shows only the email address. Make sure the name displayed is your full name and not just your first name.
A common first name that is displayed is not easily identifiable to the receiver. Never ever use a nickname when sending an email especially when it is a business mail. Weird names are fine among friends but if you want to be taken seriously, you must project the right image.
Keep the formatting simple and businesslike. No matter how much care you take with the formatting what arrives in the receiver’s inbox is what matters. Make the username found formal and professional. If you use something frivolous, keep it only for use among friends. If you run a site make sure you send mails and receive them from that site. You can also get customized versions of mail services for free.
For those who have to send large numbers of very similar emails using a template will make sense. A template will have most of the fields pre-filled and it’s just the message that you will need to actually write and that too if it’s a different one. Having a template is a way of making fewer mistakes because you write fewer details. Templates ensure faster replies as sending these emails are less of drudgery.
If the email services you use have an “undo send” feature, consider getting it as it will help you pull back a mail after you have hit the “send” button. Though there are proof reading services, sometimes typos slip by which becomes clear after the mail has been sent. If you are one of those who forget the attachment even though you mention it in the letter, get yourself a tool that alerts you.
Make sure your email that is about professional matters is sent out only during office hours. Even if you are a night owl, you can’t send a mail at 2 am. If you do send a lot of bizmails its worth getting a digital signature. Make sure you sift through your inbox regularly without letting it get on top of you.
If you do the advertising for your business through emails, you may want to consider email hosting. Custom made emails are the buzzword now. It is possible to get a larger customer base when you consider outsourcing the emails. Email servers control email traffic and they are in charge of delivering and receiving emails.