3 Ways to Ensure People Always Read Your Emails
Email may seem kind of archaic in a time when we can use our voices to get important things done, but it’s still necessary (unfortunately). There’s all the back and forth, wondering whether your email just got buried in someone’s inbox, whether it was sent to — gulp — spam, etc.
Thankfully, people are finally implementing features that make our lives a lot easier. Here’s how you can use different email apps to make sure your voice is heard among all the spam in your recipients’ inboxes.
Send your email at the right time.
can tell you that it probably isn’t at 3am in your recipient’s time zone. By the time 9am rolls around for them, your email is probably going to be buried and they may never see it.
Another great thing apps like Polymail and Nylas Mail let you do is track whether your email was opened or links within your email were clicked. This might sound kinda creepy, but it’s really just like read receipts on your iPhone. It’s just nice to know whether someone actually got your email. Chances are, they aren’t ignoring you, but if you see that they opened it and they don’t respond, that puts you on track for the next tip.
3. Follow up. This is one of the most important things you can do when you need an answer on your email. You don’t want to be too pressing or needy, which is an easy line to cross in email etiquette. Shoot a simple note along the lines of “checking in to see what your thoughts were on X.” This makes sure you stay top-of-mind and makes it much more likely you’ll see a response. People forget to answer emails, get distracted or just need more information sometimes before they can give you an answer. Following up helps both of you and (hopefully) gets you the answers you need!