If you find typing email messages slow and no fun, don’t feel alone. More than 60% of people don’t type. Even more don’t like to write.
Here are some simple ways to quickly get through email chores:
Leave off the “Dear” and simply type the recipient’s name. Also feel free to skip the chitchat that many of us put at the beginning of a message.
I usually type “Thanks for your note!” That is not necessary.
Email is informal. It is OK to use abbreviations if you are fairly sure your reader understands them.
Save answers you use a lot in a file on your computer’s desktop. Simply copy and paste them into email messages.
Instead of typing your close, name, and contact info at the end, use a signature file. Most email programs have a place for you to type your sinature file once and have it automatically attached to the end of every email you write.
Finally, don’t feel like you have to respond to chit-chat in other people’s notes. They are usually just trying to warm up the conversation.