I'm the email etiquette police

Call me the email etiquette police.

First I sent this email:

Hi everyone,

While I appreciate the frequent updates I would like to politely suggest a change in the way we send and reply emails to each other.

When you click Reply All and include a 1 line email, it distracts my time and makes it more difficult to find the relevant details in the email. E.g. I have to go back 10 emails in this thread to find the meeting time and venue for this Thursday’s meeting. In future, I would appreciate a little more consideration and reply directly to the individual instead of all of us on that list.

To the senders, I also politely suggest to consider using BCC instead of CC. CC exposes my email address to everyone else on the list which I do not appreciate. I consider my email address to be private information like my  phone number. How would you like it if I displayed your mobile number publically to all my acquaintances?

I truly do not mean to offend any of you with my email. I am just sharing my personal feelings about this matter and urging you to change your email habits in the future. Here is more info on email etiquette:


And yes, I should be able to attend the meeting this Thursday.


David Wang

Then I sent 2 anti-spam notifications with StopForwarding.us. I’m on a roll today.

4 Comments on "I'm the email etiquette police"

  • ROFL! That is always the problem. Sigh.

    And when you want them to Reply All, they don’t. Cause they’ve never used it before. LOL!

  • Mei Li says

    I would be like “what’s his problem?!” hahahahah

  • li-ann says

    🙂 good ‘education’ for those who are ‘ignorant’.

  • John says

    I would like to introduce myself as John from http://StopForwarding.Com/, the website that allows individuals to politely and anonymously email to their friends and ask that they stop the habit of sending forwarded emails or FWDs.

    This is Just a quick note to say that we have now moved our site from http://www.StopForwarding.us to http://www.StopForwarding.com.

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