Why waste time schooling clueless email senders one by one when you can build a web site to do it for you? A recent trend among email-overloaded web developers who don’t want to explain the basics of email etiquette to frequent senders is to set up a web page that does it instead—then reply to senders with a link to the page, or just include it in their signature. Merlin Mann’s Thanks, No turns down unwanted email; Mike Davidson’s five sentences explains why his email messages are so short; and now Brett Kelly’s BCC, please asks that bulk senders use the BCC field to hide his address from everyone else on a big list. The question is: would you ever actually use any of these explainer pages?
Ever send or receive one of these explainer pages? Did it work? Tell us about your experience in the comments.