Emailing basics, when you know how to use them, definitely work.
I have a group of friends that I meet with every weekends whom I also email. In our emails we send each other news, jokes, heart-warming emails, and sometimes discuss the schedule for our next meet up. We talk on Messenger too.
A few weeks ago, I opened my email and got shocked when I discovered that I received more than thirty emails in around twelve hours. This was around the time that another person joined our group, who, luckily, didn’t decide to run away from it after all those emails.
What are Some Emailing Basics?
Emailing basics involves the sending of information to one another in such a way that you use the element of time, and effort to come back with a good and honest reply.
The basics of emailing includes the sending of ideas, but not in the way that I saw it in the emails I was getting. Most of them were coming from two of my friends who were fighting in the middle of it all. Hopefully, I sharing this story wouldn’t lead to another fight, or an email telling me one of them (or both) refuses to join the group.
Learning and applying emailing basics is good, but really you have to use it properly. When the fight cooled down, one of them even told me that the basics of emailing help a person think clearly of what he is sending and receiving to make sure that when you really want to reply, you are able to understand the message sent to you, and take time to reply with a witty response.
When someone sends you really scathing material that says you are such a fool, because email doesn’t require an immediate reply. Emailing basics tells you that you have enough time to reply with a really scathing and insulting reply using the most offensive words you can use as possible. I actually would advise you to do it.
But even if the basics of emailing can allow you to do so, you have to remember that in order to carefully create a good email, you have to put it in a word processor program first. It is ultimately one of the principles of emailing basics you have to take note of.
Word processors allow you to not just avoid accidentally hitting the send button, it also helps you construct a proper email by helping you eliminate the errors people usually make such as spelling, punctuation and sentence fragments. Because clearly, it’s quite embarrassing to make a witty reply to an email telling you that you’re a fool, only to find dozens of grammatical errors and spell checks. This definitely ruins the good comeback.
Another plus of emailing basics is that when you write on word processors, once you finish you can’t just hit send. You have to copy and paste things to your email. This then gives you the opportunity to cool down and let of some steam before you eventually decide to drop the bomb, or you know, change your mind about the heavily peppered insults.
Moreover, emailing basics doesn’t just allow you to think about a proper response, it also helps you with time to understand what your message really means. Did your sender mean you’re such a fool, or you act like such a fool? Was it made to humor you or to offend?
Going back to my story, my friends failed to apply emailing basics to their conversation. It didn’t take them hours or days to reply to each other. It took them just a few minutes to respond to each scathing email.
Because they went on replying without the basics, they weren’t that careful with their replies and overlooked that the original cause of the problem could simply be a genuine and general comment or critique that they could easily discuss and resolve.
In all of their arguments, they didn’t notice the emailing basics of cooling down. All they tried to do was come back with an even faster and wittier insult than the next. There was even a time where their email was able to reach recipients outside our group.
While they eventually have taken a more private step to their conversation by removing our emails in their CCs, it didn’t necessarily made them make up. It just added to the already burning tension by making their ideas more liberal and definitely more distasteful.
At the time, I definitely thought that one of them had eventually thought of emailing basics, and decided to calm down, but then I received an email of one of them offering to leave the group. Honestly, most of us thought we were going to lose them both because they really couldn’t be in the same room together, much less read emails from one another. Finally, I decided to step up and talk to them both in Messenger. They were able to talk and ultimately, sort things out, but had no one been there to help cool them off, it would have led to a seriously upsetting feat.
Again, email is a wonderful tool, but it requires a lot of finesse and control to use it properly. I hope that you’re enlightened with emailing basics and eventually use it to avoid any unnecessary misunderstandings you may encounter in the future.