Did you know that the second week of June is National Email Week? Although unknown to many, the celebratory week is a good chance for us to review fun facts as well as helpful tips to improve our own email communication.
Email remains the predominant communication method form of communication for those in the business world. Over 100 billion emails are sent and received on a daily basis.
We have a few more “did you know” questions?
- The first SPAM email was sent on May 3, 1978. A new computer and operating system, the DECSYSTEM-2020 and TOPS-20 new computer and operating system, had just been released. To advertise the new technology, a DEC marketer, sent out a message about the computer to 600 ARPANET (a precursor to the Internet) users. Unsurprisingly, the email was not well received.
- “123456” is the most popular password of all time. We suggest using a stronger password to be less prone to hackers, but don’t forget to write it down.
- In English, the “@” sign is most commonly known as the “at” or “commercial at” sign.
- In 2011, the AP Stylebook (the journalist’s #1 resource) changed the word, “e-mail” to “email”. That’s right, the hyphen is no longer necessary!
National Email Week also gives us a reason to refresh ourselves with email etiquette:
- Don’t forget to proofread and spellcheck your emails before sending.
- Be specific in your subject line.
- Keep your email brief and to the point if you’d like a reply.
We know that everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to the best way to communicate. Although many people still prefer to call a business with questions, if you personally prefer the digital route, know that we are also available by email. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Lions Pride by email if you have any questions for us. You can reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you Saturday at the 8th Annual Lions Pride Shoot!