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Write Your E-mails Backwards

Have you ever accidentally sent an email before you wanted it to go out? Possibly you were in the middle of writing a sentence, pressed enter and voila, the email was sent.

Sending unfinished emails or even worse accidentally sending emails that you might regret if you read them over can potentially hurt relationships and at best just look very unprofessional but there is a simple fix to prevent this from ever happening again.

Write your e-mails backwards.  That’s right.  Write the content of the email and perfect it before deciding on the most appropriate subject line.  Then when the email is complete, add the recipient’s e-mail address into the address bar.  That way, if you accidentally press the wrong button, the email has nowhere to go.

For a silly email between friends this may not seem like much but for a business related email, this little trick can save your a lot of frustration because once it sends, you can’t take it back.

Have you ever sent an email that wasn’t ready to go out?  How did you deal with it?

About the Author Amir Lehrer

I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".