20 Things To Remember Before You Send An E-mail

So many of us are bombarded by warnings about using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Insta, and even Tinder. People go as far as to make rules about what you can and can’t post for your chapter. But no one ever warns you about what you send via e-mail. But this is perhaps one of the most dangerous forms of communication. My chapter could have been disqualified from Greek Week for an e-mail sent from one girl. You never know what is going to happen so be smart. Just remember to have all these thoughts before you send that e-mail, whether its to your mom, your sorority, or even a professor.

20. Spell everything correctly. No one will take you seriously if you misspell words

19. Make sure the situation requires and e-mail. If something can be done over text it makes everyone’s life easier

18. Know who else you are representing in your message. Whether its your sorority, a club, your school, or the USA

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“Reply All” Gone Wrong

It all started with two harmless emails from St. Joseph’s administration making announcements to the student body and ended with an email chain of over 200 emails sent to the entire student body. Students were “equally annoyed and laughing hysterically,” as one student replied to the student body email chain.

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The chain included everything from St. Joseph’s jokes, memes, to links to mixtapes. One student said,
Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 12.58.20 PMOne student even advertised that she was looking for a date to her spring formal this semester and to “apply within.” Many people got annoyed with the chain email that started around 11:30pm and continued until the next morning. The email that started it all was, “Congrats homie,” when a student congratulated the newly tenured faculty.

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“Reply All” also showed school pride for the school that just won the A10 Championship in Basketball. Students gave shoutouts to their favorite players and even took a jab at the school’s sports rival, Villanova.

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Many were surprised that the St. Joseph’s email system did not shut down or freeze with the large stream of emails.

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#ISurvivedSJUEmailThread2016

“Great day to be a Hawk”…That’s the #Magis

xo Lo

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