One of the many wonders of the modern age is the message delivery known as email. Like all mediums, its not without its highlights and annoyances. Like Snail mail is great for post cards and letters for friends, but junk mail and bills can be annoying.
Lifehacker.com recently asked it’s users what they didn’t like email. Here are some of the highlights:
“Sent From My”
“Sent from my iPhone” may as well say “I don’t know how to change my settings, or am too pretentious to try”
Disclaimers and Reminders
Three paragraph legal disclaimer that’s longer than the message. Also: attached logos or graphics.
Needless, Nagging Euphemisms
Using the CC field when you should use the BCC field to send out a mass e-mail. Keep my address private, dammit!
For the full article head to Lifehacker’s The Worst Email Habits and Annoyances You Should Avoid (or At Least Be Aware Of)
A few other personal annoyances.
If you don’t forward this on you’ll die
Those rather annoying forwards that come around. Although they seem to be dieing out and being replaced by Facebook Groups.
People that think you should live on your email because they do.
As Timothy Ferris explains it in the 4 Hour Work Week – Email is a huge time waster and is rather inefficient.
Let us know what annoys you with your email in the comments.