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How To Ensure That I Won't Reply To Your E-Mail

It's really quite simple! Here's a great example of an e-mail that I'd never reply to:

i got book thru men's health wondering do you increase weight use when reps increase by 20% or overall weight lifted. weight x total reps im 40 5ft 6 180 lbs would like to lose 25-30 lbs without loosing much muscle or gainning some. second email sent. ps i have not paid for book i can still send back ant help would be appreciated would like to try program for the three weeks allowed to decide if i think it works. i have been working out for 27 yrs so i need alot of variety in workout.

First, the complete lack of punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure make it impossible to discern what this individual is asking.

Second, this individual expects me to answer his questions about my book, which he hasn't even purchased! I'd also wager that he hasn't read it, because if he had, his questions would be answered.

He also wants me to write him a program gratis, but that's a subject for another day.

Free advice is worth what you pay for it. Bad e-mails on the other hand, are a complete waste of time, both for the sender, and for the recipient.

OK, I feel better now, thanks for humoring me...


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  1. Scott Tousignant on Nov 5, 2007 7:58:20 AM:

    Ha! Well put Charles. I receive a few emails like that every week.

    It sure sounds like this is a person who does exactly what he said... Try something out for the short term without putting any serious effort into a program.

    Some people just set themselves up for failure.

    The free info that you provide in your newsletters is excellent. But people have to realize the effort and time that goes into all the work that you do, let alone the products that you've created. Free is just ok. For the small investment into your products, the return is extraordinary... when you apply the info that is.

    Glad that you feel better now ;)

    Just remember that there's thousands of people that appreciate your work and the effort that you put into it.

    Scott Tousignant

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