More E-Mail Etiquette


I would like to suggest the following additions to "Golden Rules of E-Mail" (JofA, Dec.98, page 8):

  • When replying to e-mail, include the message from the sender when appropriate, editing out the irrelevant portions. Many people send out dozens of requests a day. They won't know what a reply refers to if it answers just "Yes" or "Go ahead" and does not otherwise elaborate.

  • Jokes, current events and SPAM often are forwarded numerous times. Scrolling through all the recipients is not only cumbersome but irrelevant in most cases. When numerous attachments must be opened to get to the original, it would be much nicer to forward just the original message.

Jeffrey W. Manfull
Anchorage, Alaska

SPONSORED REPORT

Why cybercriminals are targeting CPAs

This free report expands on the most commonly found scams, why education and specialized IT knowledge help to lessen security vulnerabilities, and why every firm should plan carefully for how it would respond to a breach.

PODCAST

How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.