(Closed) How long do you wait before following up on an email?

posted 8 years ago in Technology
  • poll: How long to wait?
    3-4 days : (1 votes)
    8 %
    1 week : (10 votes)
    83 %
    10 days : (0 votes)
    2 weeks : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It would depend upon the importance of the question I am asking. For example if it were something that needed urgent attention or you felt like needed to be addresed sooner rather than later then I would probably wait a few days. Like if I sent something on Monday I would follow up on Friday. However, if it is something that can wait I might wait a week or two. Who specifically are you having trouble getting in touch with?

    Post # 4
    Member
    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I try to do a lot of my important emails on Monday, and if I don’t get anything back, I follow up on Thursday to give them a day to respond before the weekend. If it isn’t super important/urgent, I would give it a week, especially considering that people go on vacation in the summer like you said. Also, wedding vendors are super busy right now because it is wedding season.

    Post # 5
    Member
    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t vote because it really depends.  Right now, I’m stressing a bit because my Pastor hasn’t told me yet how much her fee is.  I’ve asked her twice now, and heard back from those emails regarding the other contents, but never the fee.  Part of that, I think, is perhaps because she’s a family friend (my lil sis’s godmother, too) and maybe she isn’t going to charge me a fee – but I’d like to know either way.  Less than a month, and if it’s going to be $300, I need to know!

    I’d say it depends entirely on the time constraint that they email subject has.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I usually wait two weeks if it’s not super urgent. Sometimes, people just get busy. If it’s urgent, then about three days max. But usually for urgent things, I’ll call to follow-up.

    That said, though, I always respond to e-mails right away 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It totally depends on who sent it. If they were someone who was paying me money, they’d get a response within 24 hours. Otherwise, it’s taken me anywhere from a day to a few weeks.

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