one sentence email tips

This blog is about as far away from a productivity blog as you could imagine, but I really enjoyed Josh Spector’s list of one sentence email tips … especially numbers 38, 19, 11 and 1.


  1. No one ever says I wish the paragraphs in that email were longer.”

  2. The more people you cc on an email, the more of a clusterfuck it will become.

  3. The worst time to do email” is every time you get an email.

  4. The simplest way to get fewer emails is to send fewer emails.

I should say that emails aren’t really an issue for me even though sometimes I get too many. But some kind of email hygiene isn’t such a bad idea (and this list is a pretty good place to start).

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