There are those that feel they need to reply to my e-mails in a different color text than the standard black the I use for all e-mails. I guess they assume I wouldn’t know it was their reply/comment without them doing so.
There really is no problem in doing that. Nor is doing so really an E-mail Etiquette faux pas. However, I thought I would bring this up because I do get e-mails through NetManners.com quite regularly asking me about why folks do this.
Why am I being asked? Because the onliners who receive those e-mails don’t like it. It really bugs them! Either the color choice is annoying or it simply gets under their skin.
I know when I receive those type of replies, I do catch myself wondering why the sender felt the need to do so. If you down-edit properly and are a clear communicator, I don’t need your text in a different color as though I wouldn’t know otherwise. Maybe the folks who reply in this manner do so because it helps them to reply with more clarity?
I would be curious to know what other onliner’s think about his practice. I’ve receive more e-mails from folks who do not like this practice than those who see a need for it. Is replying in a different color text to e-mails sent to you something you do and why? When onliner’s reply to your e-mails in a different colored text, what do you think?