Best responses to folks who email shortly after sending an email to confirm you saw previous email or confirm the email made it to your inbox? 😐

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“Yup, thanks!”


“Got it.”

“Working on it!”

“I’m looking into it”

“Thank you”

If you’re feeling extra:
“Please hold. Your email is very important to CreativeDirectorOP. There are [TWENTY] [SIX] emails ahead of you. If you would like to hang up and receive an email back, the wait is approximately [THREE HOURS]. Goodbye!”


No, your email didn’t reach my inbox. I found it on the floor outside the bathroom.


Confirming receipt.


I’m right on top of that, Rose!


This is a huge pet peeve of mine, especially when the person is 100 feet away in the god damn office. Not only do I not send a response, I get up and walk away from my desk, because you know a person like that is watching you read their emails.

Im a fan of “training” people like that how to treat me (if not everybody). I dont write them back, and the next time I see them I say “oh yeah what was that about?” And make them go through it all again. Then Im sweet as can be and do it right away. The lesson: talking to me gets results. Typing emails doesnt.


Works for some people. I have a terrible memory for conversations, so having it in an email gives me reference, in case I forget something we talked about.


Umm, delete? If you don’t reward the behavior, the behavior changes.


That’s why I always respond quickly with a “confirming receipt, i expect to fulfill this request by x. “ ... it covers your but and saves you from emails like that (especially if a bunch of people are cc’d on it as well)




These are great 😂

I respond when I am ready to respond with substance. When you actually respond with comments of value, you don’t lose political capital or goodwill by ignoring those types of emails that just jam everyone’s inbox.

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