Email in Real Life

Email is something I love to hate. I love that you can send direct, immediate communications to one or more people in an instant but I hate… well, pretty much everything else about it.

I think Tripp and Tyler agree with me. These are the same guys that put together that conference calls in real life video and the same ones who now put together an email in real life video that’s equally as funny.

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Here are some of my favorite parts:

The “out of office” auto-responder that everyone forgets to disable when they get back in the office.

“I’ll be on vacation from Tuesday, June 27 until two days ago.”

Email in Real Life

Another one of my email pet peeves. People auto-replying to everyone on the original email when their response need only go to the original sender.

“Why are you including me in this?”

Email in Real Life

And who hasn’t received an email from someone mentioning an attachment that doesn’t actually include any attachments?

Email in Real Life

If you haven’t received the email from a prince in Nigeria offering you a large sum of money, well then, you just aren’t doing email right.

Email in Real Life

Who doesn’t love those “bounce” replies from that mysterious “administrator” with enough indecipherable information to keep the CIA busy for 3 years?

Email in Real Life

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Emailing someone in the corporate world? Expect a 3 word reply followed by a 5,000 word legal diclaimer at the bottom of the email.

Email in Real Life

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2 Comments

  1. asudduth

    “Another one of my email pet peeves. People auto-replying to everyone on the original email when their response need only go to the original sender.”
    Maybe others have this pet peeve as well, one of my pet peeves is people NOT hitting “reply all” and I’m constantly adding people back to a thread. :)

    • Patric Welch

      I’m not against Reply All. I just don’t like it when someone sends out a message to 10 people asking for something like their phone number and each person replies to everyone with their phone number when only the original sender needs it.