So many onliners believe they are being ignored due to not receiving replies to their emails. I get asked about this more than any other topic. “What do I do? They’re not replying!”
There will be times when no reply is necessary or should be expected. Then there are times where you probably are being ignored. Here are a few of the questions I get asked:
Implications of Not Replying
I was asked just this week if there are emails I don’t respond to. There are. I don’t react to forwarded jokes, forward to all your friends, or any email forwarded to me without the sender adding a specific message to me about why they felt I would find the forward interesting.
My advice is to take the time to reply promptly to onliners who are essential to you so they will respond in kind. Ensuring that the emails you send reflect the courtesy and clarity to garner the replies you desire is all that is in your control to control.