By Pat Yevics
Whenever you send e-mail messages to Bar Headquarters (or anywhere else,
for that matter), please make certain to put a detailed description of the
message in the subject line. These days, many people are getting a lot of
unwanted messages, with subject lines bearing descriptions like “Important
Question,” “Inquiry” and “Need Information.” If you do not want to run the
risk of having your message unintentionally deleted, please be more
specific. Also, never send a message that leaves the subject line blank;
most people will simply delete those messages.
I receive 500 – 700 messages everyday because I am on all 100 + Email Lists
and receive all messages for firstname.lastname@example.org. I am certain that I have
deleted legitimate messages because 1) there was no message in the subject
line, or 2) the message in the subject line was “suspicious.”
If you send me (or any staff member) a message and do not receive a reply
of some kind within a few days, please send another e-mail with a more
specific subject line, or contact us to make sure that it was received.
The goal of all staff is to respond to members. If you do not get a
response to an e-mail, it is possible that it was unintentionally deleted
or not received.