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Business Email Etiquette – To versus Cc

Posted Saturday June 10th, 2017, 5:05 pm by

Your name is one of several in an email and you miss the action point for you.  Who’s fault was it?  Take heart, most probably the sender because they put your name in the wrong email address line!  This is the 6th video on Business Email Etiquette and Management from Mesmo Consultancy.

It focuses on:

  • When to use the To and Cc email address line.
  • Tips for sending one email to many people with different action points for different recipients.
  • How to use the Bcc email address line to stop anyone doing ‘Reply All’ and hence reduce email overload.

If you like this video, don’t forget is it is one of a series on smart business email management and etiquette.  It is also one of the topics we cover in Mesmo Consultancy’s  Smart Email Management MasterclassesContact us now for more information.    As always your tips and comments are most welcome.

This is an Ellie Styles production. See https://ellie-stiles.myportfolio.com/

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Quora – questions on email best practice

Posted Wednesday September 7th, 2016, 6:24 pm by

 

Quora

Monica often writes replies to questions on Quora. Here replies are popular with some receiving over 3K views.  Here are a few from the summer.

 

What is a legitimate use of BCC – in email? For sending an email to a group of people.

Is it bad/good practice to include my (email) signature (block) every time I reply to an email. Good practice.

and a golden oldie from last summer.

How do I write a polite reminder to my boss?  Start with a gentle reminder.

 

Is there something you want to ask?  Doesn’t matter how trivial you think it might be.  Rest assured others too will be struggling.  Either email us direct or submit it through Quora.

Alternatively buy a copy of either ‘Taking Control of Your Inbox‘ or ‘Brilliant Email‘ where you will undoubtedly find the solution.

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November Articles of Note

Posted Tuesday November 4th, 2014, 10:52 pm by

Here are the articles and blogs which caught our attention in October.

  1.  Debrett’s misguided use of Bcc etiquette with a reply from Dr Seeley on the correct time and place to use bcc rather than To and cc.
  2. Three approaches to reducing email overload – guest post by Michael Einstein on why changing organisational email culture is so crucial.Typewritter
  3. Defend yourself: the police can’t cope with cybercrime.  The police can no longer cope with the scale of on-line fraud.  The City of London’s chief Police Commissioner urges users to act more responsibly.
  4. Cybercrime battling a growth industry. Cybercrime is estimated to cost industry over $400bn. A review of sources and strategies to tackle cyber crime.
  5. New Ponemon report shows cyber crime on the rise. Cybercrime is estimated to be rising by 10% per year.
  6. That itch to check your inbox is only human.   Its the marshmallow syndrome all over again, or is it?
  7. How tech is changing the way we think and what we think about. An off the wall look into the future from Clive Thomson author of ‘Smarter Than you Think’.

What have we missed. What did you read which caught you eye?

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Close the email backdoor to cyber crime

Posted Tuesday November 4th, 2014, 9:59 pm by

Who is the weakest link in the fight against cyber crime? It is us the user. Click here to listen to how we leak data ever day through careless use of email. Without thinking we have either opened or sent an email which opens the door to cyber crime be it hacking, stealing our identity (phishing) and giving away confidential data.

There are many ways we can manage our email behaviour to reduce the risk to ourselves and our organisation of a breach of confidentiality and improve email related security. Here are our top five tips.

Email cyber crime

Email cyber crime

  1. Be alert to unusual emails even from well know colleagues, eg – updates, especially for you, my CV, money for XYZ crisis. Sadly, emails scams often pick up on recent natural disasters such as the Ebola crisis.
  2. Make sure when you go to a website that it really is genuine, ie BBC.co.uk really is BBC.co.uk. Before clicking on the link, hover over it and check what the url is showing in the bottom left-hand corner of your browser. If it looks suspicious stop and access the website directly from the browser address bar.
  3. Use Bcc when sending an email to many people – it limits the risk of spammers getting a list of email addresses.
  4. Set strong passwords for your email and other accounts. Click here for tips.
  5. When setting up a new social media account, selectively add only those contacts that you really need. Don’t use the default option of uploading you entire address book.

Education is the key to reducing the risk of an email predicated cyber attack. For a free five minute review of your email security behaviour and how you can improve it either call Mesmo Consultancy on 01202 434340 or email us now to book an appointment.

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