We’ve all done it…written an email and clicked send before realizing that we forgot to add an attachment, spelled something wrong or sent it to the wrong person.

Most email interfaces are designed to have you start each email with the recipient’s address, then add the subject, then the body, and then the attachment. Conversely, a good rule of thumb is to compose emails from the bottom up to save both time and embarrassment. Here’s the proper way to compose an email:

1st… Insert any attachments (so you don’t forget)
2nd… Compose the body of the email and proofread
3rd… Add a subject (summarize the intent of the email)
4th… Insert the recipient address(es)

Now you’re ready to send!

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First published in our February 2020 IT Radix Resource newsletter