Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on bad email manners. It described four egregiously rude email tactics and asked Ragan.com and PR Daily readers to share their own examples.
Here are some of those responses:
The fake forward
“Lately I’ve been receiving emails disguised as forwarded messages (from PR publications no less). It’s a weak attempt to make it look like someone is forwarding you information when in reality it’s still an e-blast.”
The forward with no explanation
“The email blunder/bad manners that drives me crazy is forwarded emails with no explanation of why it was forwarded to me! I wish I had a crystal ball, but alas, I do not, and cannot know what you were thinking when you hit FWD!”
The forward with a buried explanation