Handy e-mail subject line shortcuts

Keep internal office e-mail communications clear and efficient by asking everyone to stick to subject-line codes, says productivity expert Laura Stack (www.theproductivitypro.com):

By using agreed-upon acronyms, people will know the gist and priority of an e-mail, without having to open it first. Example: Your team could use <AR> for “Action Required.”

Here are common codes to help quickly convey the purpose and urgency of your message:

  • <AR> Action required
  • <EOM> End of message
  • <FYI> For your information
  • <NRN> No response needed
  • <TYVM> Thank you very much
  • <OT> Off topic
  • <F2F> Face to face
  • <MSR> Monthly status report.