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Forbes: 10 E-mail Habits that Send Wrong Message

The Preemptive Auto Response: "I'm very busy and important. But I'll get back to you as soon as I can!"

Intention: By setting an auto response to every email he receives, he is buying time—while reassuring you that he does care about your email and will respond at a convenient time. He thinks: polite.

Perception: By setting an auto response to every email he receives, he is buying time—while reassuring you that he does care about your email and will respond at a convenient time. You think: condescending.
(Forbes Images)

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