When you reply to a message sent to all members of the club, you are replying to all members whether or not your message is important to them. Here’s a sampling of what I found when I searched the web for “email etiquette.” Before you hit the reply button, please ask yourself if your message is addressed properly—address the list only if your answer concerns all. Otherwise, address your reply only to the person who sent the original message
In the age of the Internet, you might find yourself clicking “reply,” typing up a quick response, and hitting “send” without giving so much as a thought about what you’ve just written. But experts agree that your e-mail behavior has the potential to sabotage your reputation both personally and professionally. Inc.com got in touch with some of the industry’s most seasoned e-mail experts and had them weigh in on how to perfect your e-mail etiquette….
Beware of the “reply all.” Do not hit “reply all” unless every member on the e-mail chain needs to know. You want to make sure that you are not sending everyone on a list your answer-;whether they needed to know or not
Think twice before hitting “reply all.”
No one wants to read emails from 20 people that have nothing to do with them. Ignoring the emails can be difficult, with many people getting notifications of new messages on their smartphones or distracting pop-up messages on their computer screens. Refrain from hitting “reply all” unless you really think everyone on the list needs to receive the email, Pachter says.
via Business Insider
Don’t ‘reply all’ unless you have to
Unless every member on the chain needs to receive that information, refrain from clicking on ‘reply all’. Not all emails need to be sent to everybody, and you should take the time to loop out those individuals who will otherwise treat your sent mail as spam.
Your emails are a reflection of who you are. Therefore, it is time to mend your email etiquette to prevent causing professional harm to yourself. As rightfully said by Peter Post, “Other people’s opinions matter and in the professional world, their perception of you will be critical to your success,” as stated by Inc.