Here’s an article written by Seth Godin with the express intention of getting it forwarded as much as possible, but (for once) in a genuinely helpful way. Email checklist (maybe this time it’ll work!) gives a list of 36 (yes, 36) things to consider before hitting “send” on that email.
Of course it’s just a bit of fun, but there are things there which I think all of us should consider. My favourite is the use of BCC. Are you using it for the right reason, or to whisper behind someone’s back? What will the main recipient think if they find out who’s on the BCC list?
Feel free to forward this on to any colleague who’s annoyed you in the past with thoughtless use of the “send” button.