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Do you know when to do use 'Checked by xxx'?
  v17.0 Posted at 11/07/2019 4:01 AM by Tiago Araujo

​There are times you should have your email checked by someone else before sending. Simply ask for that person to come over and check it on your computer or IM him/her if the person is not close by (e.g. in a different room). This way you are guaranteed instant feedback and you won't clog up someone else's inbox with unnecessary emails. 

​Examples are:

  • Where you are a little unsure
  • When you are new to a company and sending an email to a large distribution list
  • Sending a complicated email
  • Sending a sensitive email (where the content could be perceived as confrontational)
  • In application development, when you need a quick 'test please', an​d the person is immediately available. This​ provides you a chance to check and collaborate on the finished change before the 'done email' is sent

Doing this will ensure:​

  • You avoid grammatical and spelling errors
  • The layout and tone of the email is professional
  • You haven’t forgotten anything important
  • The receiver knows who else agrees with the content

Dear Adam,​​

(Checked by Peter) 

[email content]

​Regards, Phil

Figure: Use 'Checked by xxx' when sending a complicated email to a group of people
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​​Figure: Consider this the '4 eye check' (four eye principle)​

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