20 email mistakes you might be making

Vague subject lines, poor grammar and copying too many people on a message can ruin your professional reputation. Don’t let bad email etiquette hold you back—stop these annoying behaviors.

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Email continues to be our primary means of communicating, both personally and professionally. Because of this, it should be an important consideration for our personal brands.

Unfortunately, our email etiquette seems to be getting worse.

Related: The Do’s and Don’ts of Email Etiquette

Each day, more than 200 billion emails are sent and received around the globe, and U.S. workers spend an average of 6.3 hours on email daily. Add to this the constant flow of information and content from countless other sources, and it’s easy to understand how we’re suffering from email fatigue and getting lazy.

That said, here are a few common email mistakes you can avoid:

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