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No "Xmas greetings" sign-offs on emails yet

This makes me happy as I don't have to spend time returning the greetings!

While I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year, I usually get bored of typing such sentiments in every email for at least half of every December.  When someone does it to you, you have to return the wishes or it looks as though you hate them.

The extra time adds up I reckon, especially if you get a lot of emails.

I haven't been seeing much of it yet this year.  I reckon it will start next week, but that only means 5 days of repeating the same long sentence - which is less time than previous years, so I am very happy! :)

 

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By DJKL
14th Dec 2018 16:29

But, in this PC mad world we inhabit, what is it safe to use?

( I have used a couple of fairly safe"Seasons Greetings" to date)

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14th Dec 2018 16:42

If I remember, I will just send back an email that says, 'You too.'

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14th Dec 2018 17:29

I never say it. Ditto Happy New Year. I also don't normally start my emails with "I hope you are well".

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By DJKL
to Red Leader
14th Dec 2018 18:19

I prefer "further to your e mail of the xth inst" and if it went into junk mail I may even get the chance to use xth ult.

Catch is it really does not work when there may be ten emails from them on the xth inst- life was far more civilised with snail mail.

It goes without saying that when writing to say HMRC or other government departments one should include , "you remain my faithful servant" or similar before the "Yours sincerely/faithfully" at the end.

Having said that, there is a touch of the modern creeping in, I have been known to get somewhat familiar and use,

"Kind regards
Yours sincerely"

introduced into my letter writing in the early 1990s.

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to DJKL
15th Dec 2018 09:03

If it goes into my junk folder (or ‘Clutter’ as Office365 calls it), it’s not coming out - c26k emails in there! I struggle to keep on top of what Office thinks I should do, let alone view anything it thinks I shouldn’t!

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to atleastisoundknowledgable...
19th Dec 2018 10:16

Why are you not clearing the junk mailbox?

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to atleastisoundknowledgable...
19th Dec 2018 15:44

atleastisoundknowledgable... wrote:

If it goes into my junk folder (or ‘Clutter’ as Office365 calls it), it’s not coming out - c26k emails in there! I struggle to keep on top of what Office thinks I should do, let alone view anything it thinks I shouldn’t!

Wow you are going to kick yourself when it turns out you won the Spanish lottery, inherited £9m from a relative you didn't know about in Peking and were made the President of Zambia all in one week and you didn't see the emails...

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to Red Leader
19th Dec 2018 13:02

I hate the emails that start "I hope your well".

Why can nobody spell any more?

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14th Dec 2018 17:57

I've just added it to my email signature along with office opening hours to save me typing every time.

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20th Dec 2018 11:34

You can also use "quick parts" in outlook or word. Type your greeting, highlight it and then find "quick parts" on the insert menu and select "save selection to quick part gallery" giving it a short name such as say "xmas".
Then whenever you want the sentence in an email just type the name (xmas) and F3 and it will magically appear.
You have to save separately in outlook and word but it can be used for short sentences or lengthy narratives that you use regularly.
If I type "q" F3 then I get "If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me." and "MA" F3 gives me marriage allowance explanation and hyperlink.
The paragraphs can all be edited as normal, once inserted.
I use it all the time and have dozens of standard paragraphs and explanations saved.
You can also save quick parts icon to the quick access toolbar.

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to Stargazer42
19th Dec 2018 12:06

How did I not know this?!! What a timesaver, thanks Stargazer42!

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19th Dec 2018 11:15

Only choose one category of people to do it to... say Man utd supporters that are all leaderless...

Or clients whose names begin with A

or those who gave you a bottle for xmas

then its a game

Seasons Greetings all you peoples reading this wherever you are and may your new year bring you all your brexit dreams, whatever they are :)

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