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The final step to fixing too much email? Just say nothing!
Not every email needs a response. When we’re talking and someone says thank you, of course we say ‘you’re welcome’. But do we really need to say that in follow up on a ‘thank you’ email? How about ‘got it’ in response to a reference email?
As always, it depends. Did the sender ask for confirmation? Will it benefit them to know you received it?
Like I’ve said for each step, the most important thing to do is to stop and think before you send an email. Remember, the solution to too much email might just be in how you handle the messages you send, not in how you handle the messages you receive.
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