Article: New Survey Reveals The Most Annoying Cold Email Pet Peeves

A new survey by Sidekick reveals what people's biggest email pet peeves are.

1. Bad grammar is the biggest cold email pet peeve of all

  • 40% of people said bad grammar was their BIGGEST cold email pet peeve.
  • 39% of respondents said lengthy emails was their biggest cold email pet peeve.
  • 15% of people said it was a lack of a clear question (although this personally annoys me more than anything).

2. 91% of people don’t care if they receive a late-night email.

  • 53% of people said it doesn’t bother them at all.
  • 38% think it’s weird, but not a big deal.
  • 9% consider it unprofessional and rude.

3. 46% of people believe certain email sign-offs are overused.

  • "sincerely" (14%)
  • "regards" (14%)
  • "best" (12%)
  • "cheers" (10%)