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These 10 Annoying Email Habits Alienate Your Co-Workers. Are You Guilty? You might want to rethink that smiley face.

By Amanda Breen

Key Takeaways

  • An estimated 333 billion emails were sent and received globally in 2022.
  • EmailTooltester conducted a survey to learn more about "the new workplace rules for communicating."

You might want to double-check your next work email before you hit "send."

Turns out, that benevolent smiley face or extra exclamation mark you opted to include might not have the intended effect — and could be driving your colleagues insane.

The number of emails sent and received globally has increased each year since 2017, reaching an estimated 333 billion in 2022, per Statista.