How You Respond to Emails Matters More Than You Think

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From responding to an email immediately to letting it get to the bottom of your inbox — everyone has their own way of handling email.

Related: The Best Days and Times to Send Your Email (Infographic)

A recent survey For most people, when they receive an email, they like to respond within the hour, with 49 percent of those surveyed saying that’s the norm for them. Others have a different approach — 26 percent said they only respond when it’s convenient for them.

Related: Why Won’t You Respond to My Emails?

And if you want to catch someone at the right time, it’s probably best to send those emails in the morning. One-quarter of participants said they check their email between 5 and 9 a.m., and another 20 percent between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

To learn more about email mannerisms from around the country, check out these seven insights from the survey.