Proofreading your emails before sending
Email Tip #17: Common Email Mistakes
Even when you delete emails, they can live in cyberspace indefinitely. A message you wrote yesterday could potentially come back to haunt you tomorrow. Email lore is full of stories of correspondence sent to the CEO of a company rather than a colleague, or the parent of a student rather than another teacher.
Want to know how to prevent your own words coming back to bite you?
When working on an email requiring thought and careful wording, store it without a recipient’s name in the Draft folder.
Re-read an email you’re about to send. Ask yourself if it stirs up your emotions. Ask yourself if it might stir up feelings in the reader. If so, reconsider sending the reply.
Summary: Always store drafts without a recipient’s name in the To: field.
Read, re-read, and read an email again before sending.