In an article for The Atlantic, writer Joe Pinsker split email recipients into two categories: those who let emails pile up, unattended; and those who felt compelled to respond as quickly as possible. It’s certainly worth considering that some people, by habit, reply immediately and others do so in bulk several days later.
However, as the email sender, your primary concern is hearing back — regardless if it’s thirty minutes or three days later. After all, why would you bother sending an email unless you were hoping it’d be read? And, particularly if it includes a question or a matter for follow-up, you want to increase your chances of a response.
When the number of business messages received per day in 2015 averaged 76 "legitimate emails,” it’s no surprise that some get lost in the shuffle. To encourage others to reply, utilize the best practices below.
Read the rest of this article on Mashable.