Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Including attachments, part of Writing Email.
…Email attachments can create all types of…problems from simply forgetting to add the attachment…to sending the wrong attachment, to sending…it in a format the reader can't open.…Although these situations are aggravating, they can usually be remedied.…Much more serious issues are sending a large attachment that could shut…down the receiver's server, or fill…the inbox, causing subsequent emails to bounce.…Also, many computer viruses that completely wipe out all the…files on a company's hard drive are sent through email attachments.…
So let's look at what you can do…to send and receive efficient and safe attachments.…Oops, I forgot the attachment in my previous email or,…guess it would help if you actually had the attachment.…Ever have to send one of those embarrassing messages?…I certainly have.…You hit Send, and the second you let go…of the Send button you realize you forgot the attachment.…Since the entire point of the email is to send the attachment, you might…try to get into the habit of adding the attachment before composing the message.…
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- Using email as a communication tool
- Understanding the right time and the right tone to strike
- Crafting strong subject lines and messages
- Respecting confidentiality
- Copying and bcc'ing
- Including attachments