David and Katie gave some great advice on writing email in Mac Power Users episode 56, “Mail”.
Writing tight, lean emails, especially in a business setting, has become something of an obsession for me. It’s almost like a game. I enjoy figuring out how to convey information in as few words and sentences as possible.
I’ve even started using Markdown link syntax in emails that contain URLs or file paths. The beauty of Markdown is that it’s intuitive and readable even if it’s never converted to HTML.
Which of these two emails would you rather receive?