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Do you send emails to clients? Read these six simple rules on email etiquette…

Email is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it can quickly relay information; on the other, careless use of email can just as quickly damage reputations. Mastering email etiquette is essential for modern business people. Matthew Stibbe, writer-in-chief at Articulate Marketing, has put together this short list of email tips to help you avoid some of the pitfalls of electronic communication.

Back in 2010, Lindsay Silberman wrote a great article for Inc. Magazine listing 25 must read email etiquette tips. We don’t have space to include all 25 here, but I’ve picked out six that I think are vital to make sure you get your message across clearly, concisely and politely.

1. Briefly introduce yourself
2. Be clear in your subject line
3. Only use an auto-responder when necessary
4. Your e-mail is a reflection of you
5. Pick up the phone
6. Don’t get mistaken for Spam

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