19 terrible email subject lines

The author looks at her spam folder—and her inbox—to identify and chuckle at some real stinkers. Come along for deride!

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Register to Win Your FREE iPod!! This one is so generic, I skip right over—don’t even see it. • Meeting Request: Introducing our new SEO Software. We need to meet to discuss your new SEO software? • Laura, did you receive my last email? My answer to this question is “no” and to hit the delete button. • Laura, can we meet? The personal touch is a bit creepy, especially since I have no idea who you are. And no, we can’t meet. • Positive thought for the day. Positive thoughts by email—what a great use of this communication technology. • 10 things you should know to become an epic manager. What is an “epic manager,” and how do you know I’m not already one? • Last chance to complete our survey! I didn’t even want the first chance to complete your survey. • Complete our survey and receive $100 virtual dollars. Really? Virtual dollars? (And thanks for the extraneous $.) • An Exclusive Invitation to our INSURANCE seminar. An insurance seminar? Where do I click? • To plaque it or toss it? That is the question. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Since when is plaque a verb? • Would you mind replying to this email? Not at all—delete. • We can HELP you with you’re RESUM. I can help you with your spelling. • Father’s Day deals for the man who gave birth to you‏. So many questions . . .

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