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Email used to be great way to communicate and to my mind it's still one of the best ways to communicate on the Internet. At least it would be if the people you are trying to talk to could be bothered to respond. When did it become totally normal to ignore emails?
I can totally understand the temptation to delete emails because spam used to be a big problem and probably still is for some people, but these days the filters are much better. To be honest with my GMail account I hardly ever see any at all. I can also appreciate that people wouldn't want to respond to cold emails that aren't spam that come from companies that they've done business with in the past.
What I don't understand is why someone wouldn't respond to an email asking if they still want that free thing that they said they wanted a few weeks or months ago. They filled in some details and gave you their email address and indicated they wanted "that thing". So naturally when that thing isn't used after a while you'll wonder why and drop them an email. A polite response indicating they're busy and they'll look at it as soon as I can is occasionally received, but more often than not it's a wall of silence.
The other thing that might spring to mind is that people don't check their email very often. This is something I find hard to believe since most people have a smart phone connected to the Internet pretty much permanently. Even back in the days of dial up you'd usually get a response to a query in a day or so.
I'm not going to dwell on this too much. Needless to say after a couple of attempts or so I'll give up and those details are consigned to the bin. It makes me wonder though, how did things get the way they are? Is it something else we can blame on social media and the Facebook era? Maybe there are too may ways to communicate so people just shut down.
I'll leave you with that thought as I go and delete some people. Maybe it's you!
By: Mail Champ