We all use email daily.  Even though we have seen several new ways to communicate in recent years, it is still a staple of our lives.  That is why spam is so common. It is a way to reach almost everyone.  Of course, it also means we have more messages we delete than we read.  Nevertheless, we can look at email as a positive.  It provides us a needed option for communication online.

Use Email As It Is Intended

The headaches from email come as much from the misuse of it (or more so) as proper usage.  The first point to remember is that this is a tool for conversations.  It is not intended to do instant response communication.  These improper uses of email are at least partly responsible for tools like MS Teams and Slack.  There is a use for quick response, conversational solutions.  Just remember that email is not that tool.  This focus is the reason email is a positive utility for business and even our lives.

Episode Challenge: Are you using email as it is intended?

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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