e-mails multiple times a day (it's in the contract) – sometimes to the point of e-mail fatigue. To lessen the chances of becoming victims, there are a few things we can do to protect our sanity and maximize the positive benefits (yes, there are some) of this form of communication:
1) Be brief. On and on they go.... Most people prefer not to read long messages on their screen. If you have a lot of words to send (say over two paragraphs), put them in a file attachment so people can print them out and recycle bin them at their leisure. If others keep on doing this to you I have found sending them a reply containing a copy of War and Peace in the body of the message to work very well
be-all and end-all. The old fashioned methods can help as you travel further on down the electronic highway.
Your comments, additions and wise reflections are welcome, of course. Either here, or you can shoot me an e-mail... (haha)