A Discussion on Email Etiquette
If you work in a corporate setting it is likely you’ve received some instruction about email etiquette. While some basic guidelines should still apply for daily communication, you are not writing a dissertation. Productivity should take priority over perfect grammar in most cases. If it is an important client or official obviously you want to proofread it carefully and then get someone you trust to read it as well.
Below are two links that provide valuable email etiquette tips. While both are worth reading at least once, the first being more extensive, can be referred to only when striving for perfection. The second link is a quicker read that could be helpful on a daily basis until the tips become a habit.
The best and easiest advice to remember is to take all email correspondence seriously even if it is to coworkers you have close relationships with. You never know who it will get forwarded to, intentionally or accidentally. Another thing to remember is that company email is generally not private and is not subject to the same privacy laws as your personal email accounts.
The following PCWorld article contains a number of email disaster stories. Whether you cringe or laugh depends on your sense of humor.