Emails are the text message of the business world. They can be quicker than phone calls, they aren’t disrupted by timezones and distances, and almost everyone has an email address. However, just because they’re as easy as a text message, emails shouldn’t be treated as text messages. There is still a level of email etiquette that should be noted before sending an email. Especially when sending an email for the first time to someone, you should always sign your name or introduce yourself somehow. Even if it’s a generic email, like the email address our company uses to receive resumes, firstname.lastname@example.org, you should attach your name in the body of the email. Sometimes your email address will tell the receiver your full time, but that is not always the case. You can go one of two routes; you can sign your name every time or add an email signature to all of your emails that includes your name and contact information. If you know you are emailing a specific person, briefly introduce yourself and explain the purpose of your email.