Hey are three acronyms you can use to make your email communication a little more effective.
NNTR / NRN
If you put NNTR in the end of the subject line (No need to reply, or no response needed), it tells the recipient that you are not expecting a response. e.g.:
Minutes of last night’s meeting attached NNTR
Personally I prefer to assume that unless you explicitly tell the reader that a response is needed, a response is not expected.
If you can fit the entire message into the subject line, put EOM at the end (End of Message) and they won’t have to even open the message. e.g.:
Meeting confirmed for today at 6pm EOM
If an email contains no actionable items add FYI to the subject line to tell the reader. e.g.:
Here is a copy of the project schedule (FYI)
These work just as well in text messages. Do they work for you? How effective do you find them?