Why Is My Email Reply Only Four Sentences Long?

emailThank you for taking the time to send me an email. I sincerely appreciate it and wanted to explain to you why my email to you is so brief.

I receive a great deal of email every day and answer every email I get personally. When you take the time to email me, I want to give you the respect and courtesy of a personal and timely response. While I wish I could always respond with a lengthy reply, in an effort to be more efficient, I have set up an email policy that my email responses will be four sentences or less. It’s that simple.

4NumberFourInCircleI hope you don’t find it rude, but it is the only way I can provide a personal, timely response to every email I get.

Thank you,
– Stephen Smotherman

10 responses to “Why Is My Email Reply Only Four Sentences Long?

  1. I agree 4 sentences or less is the perfect length for an email. Emails were meant to be short, sweet and to the point! Not to hold a conversation. Tina

  2. Yes short sweet and to the point. Thanks for your consideration.

  3. And here I thought it was just a ploy to get me to come back to your website. lol

  4. 4 SENTENCES???? Give me a break, my mind does good to remember 2!!

    Great policy..

  5. I am with you….the shorter the better 🙂

  6. Ousaina Ousainatou Cham

    I totally agree with the 4 or less sentences reply to any personal email you get considering the number of emails you get its totally understandable and more than helpful. Thank you

  7. Short and to the point is great!

  8. Mohamed A Attiah

    Very reasonable and practical. Well said and done.

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