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May 24, 2020

How come I'm the only one who answers email point-by-point as opposed to the old-fashioned way?

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For many years, ever since someone replied to one of my emails by breaking it up and addressing items one-by-one as opposed to a long unbroken response, I've been doing it that way — yet nobody else does.

Why is that?

It seems to me so much easier to focus on five points raised by breaking the original email down into five segments each of which is followed by my response.

Otherwise, like with an old-fashioned letter, you have to continually scan up and down the content to see what else you need to address.

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Clueless in Podunkville

May 24, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

As a retired business writer, I am with you, Joe. And sometimes instead of hitting reply, As a retired business writer, I am with you, Joe. And sometimes instead of hitting Reply, I hit Forward in order to preserve inline attachments that may be handy for reference.

Posted by: Paul Tempke | May 24, 2020 2:33:22 PM

Because of threaded email. With threaded email, in-line responses result in much repetition of the same thing over and over repeatedly.

Posted by: Phillip Winn | May 24, 2020 12:46:33 PM

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