Are you sending emails after lunch?
Bad idea, says a new study.
The best time to send an email—if you want someone to, you know, open and read it—is around 6 a.m., according to research from Baydin, which makes the email plugin Boomerang.
The company analyzed its database of more than 5 million messages and came up with some useful insights about email communication, among them the words that you should—and should not—include in your subject lines.
The best words to provoke a response are:
And the words that likely won’t get you a response:
I wouldn’t recommend eliminating these words from your subject lines if they’re working for you. But if you’re looking to give your emails a shot in the arm, it might serve you well to at least try the recommendations in this infographic: