54E-Mail on a PDA

No matter how much you swoon over being able to dash out an e-mail while in the boardroom, on the bus, or under the weather, remember that e-mails sent with a handheld are not the same as those you send from your computer. Knowing the difference can make a big impression—even when using a tiny keyboard.

Get unattached from attachments. Unless absolutely necessary, omit adding attachments to your on-the-go PDA-sent e-mails. There’s a good chance that they won’t be readable at the recipient’s end—they may not even show up. Send the attached document later, when back at your personal computer.

Give a heads-up. If you must send an attachment from a handheld, describe what you are sending so that the recipient understands your message ...

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