Classic “Sent By My iPhone” Email Hack

Those who receive a message with spelling and grammatical problems are more forgiving of the flaws when delivered from a phone.

Furthermore, it increased trust above and beyond a well-stated statement without caution.

They also discovered that a badly written and improperly spelled communication from a desktop or laptop reduced trust. Users tolerated errors caused by the restrictions of writing on a small touch screen, but not faults caused by a machine.

Etiquette and manners take time to develop.

They evolve in accordance with the cultural standards and norms in which they exist.

The first iPhone was released in late 2007, and how we connect with it and others through it is continually evolving. Importantly, manners need a great deal of reading between the lines; paying attention to the numerous nudges and nuances of behavior that indicate what we don’t want to express directly. Sent From My iPhone is the most polite way of admitting that this new nightmare of always being accessible may be a continuous nuisance and that we’re simply trying our best.

I see there being five reasons why someone might have the “Sent from my iPhone” or “Sent from my Android”

  1. I’m not sure how to remove it.
  2. I am happy to be the owner of an iPhone.
  3. I don’t mind.
  4. Nobody gives a damn.
  5. I want folks to know that my e-mails are coming from a phone, so they may be short and/or contain typos.

And, it’s number 5 that we want to use as an email marketing hack!

When we send out cold automated emails in a drip-marketing fashion, it’s a great idea to include this in the last email that you send out.

Why? Because it insinuates that you typed out the last “reaching out” email from your phone. It makes it look much more informal and yet at the same time, it gives the impression that you really want to talk to the person that you are contacting.

Henry "HMFIC"

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