Re: Subject lines in email

Pamela Dominguez

Okay.  Well, I don’t know why that person did what he or she did to you, then.  Pam.

From: Fanus
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email


No, I never send blank emails. I asked the question in the subject line and in the body I explained how my system is setup and that on the system tray the volume there changes the system volume. So, ok Thanks Brian, I shall not touch on this again.





From: [] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email


I understand that, and I agree.  But it didn’t sound like the person said he sent a blank message with just the question in the subjectline.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Pam.


From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:21 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email


It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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