For the most part, I don’t open e-mails where the Subject: field is blank unless I immediately recognize the Sender. Most non-subjected e-mails are spam. Not having a Subject: therefore makes you look spammy and generally will have your e-mail end up in my Junk or Trash folder when it is misidentified as spam.
I had this happen several times the past couple of weeks and when I kindly let those who sent me the e-mails know that they should always use a Subject so they don’t look spammy and have spam filters send their e-mail (to me or anyone else) to trash without being read – well, 2 of the 3 didn’t appreciate my advice.
One stated: “if you were up as late as me – you would be too tired to think of a subject too…” Ohhhhh-kaaaay. If you are that tired – go to bed and e-mail folks in the morning.
The other gave me a hard time and told me that I am “too into Netiquette.” Hmmm….. too late – I’m a member of Netiquette Anonymous – the group of folks who just want to help everyone be aware of how their use of technology can help or hinder them. I can’t help myself!
The third was actually very nice and thanked me because they didn’t know that not including a Subject could mean their e-mail got trashed. It is folks like that who keep me plugging away at this keyboard.