The article’s tips on email etiquette are helpful in the sense that they create professionalism. Through the provided tips, professionals will be confidence in showcasing their professionalism in how the communicate through emails. Additionally, the advices in the article target professions and thus are tailored for professionals and thus suitable. Notably, Smith & Sugar (2015) asserts the importance of email etiquette as it reduces conflicts in the workplace through the encouragement of harmonious relationships. In the end, the tips are essential in office communication which is paramount for a business to take place.

However, the sheer fact that the tips place importance on professionalism might create tension especially to individuals who are still new in the workplace. Irrespective of providing advantages for professionals, the tips take out the fun of people who want to be professional and casual at the same time in their emails (Whitmore, 2016). For individuals who have worked together for years and have started a business, for instance, their emails would be professional and yet casual at the same time. In this situation, the tips might reduce the relaxed mood that exists between such individuals.

The tip of using a professional email address might lead to a lack of personal interest in the email. Interestingly, Smith & Sugar (2016) assert on the importance of using a professional email address to create professionalism. However, the use of a professional address might lead to detachment of the user from the mail and thus write in a way that would adversely affect the organization. Therefore, allowing the employees to use a personal email address would increase accountability and a sense of responsibility among the users. The use of a professional address accommodates professional emails only, therefore, for personal, professional emails, the users might lack confidence in their writing as they are unsure of how to handle the situation. In the process, the user might become inefficient in conveying the intended message; which has detrimental effects if it was an important message that needed sending. Fortunately, regardless of the intention of the user, emails are traced easily and this aspect that has significantly reduced the use of professional email addresses for ill intentions.

Some of the tips that will I will adopt into my computer-mediated communication are proofreading. According to Smith & Sugar (2015), proofreading ensures the emails are free of grammatical errors that reduce their sense of professionalism. Because a majority of people fail to proofread their work, I would guarantee all my emails are corrected to reduce any grammatical errors that reduce their professionalism. Additionally, I would ensure I have not typed the receiver's address before I have proofread to prevent sending it by mistake. In the process, my emails would be professional with zero grammatical errors as well as have relevant content as they would be a result of thorough reading and reading. I would also be extremely cautious with the ‘reply all’ button to reduce chances of sending my emails to irrelevant people. Through this way, my emails would be professional as the tips would assist my communication and create a relaxed way of communicating. Also, the tips from the article would ensure I deliver with utmost professionalism that is essential in any professional setting.